269 Department of External Affairs to Mr R. G. Casey, Minister to the United States

Cablegram 65 CANBERRA, 13 January 1942

SECRET

Your cablegram No. 52 [1] of 9th January and paragraph 4 of your cablegram No. 56. [2] We are not prepared to agree to proposal that proportion of United States troops to be despatched to Australia should be coloured.

1 Document 264.

2 Dispatched 10 January. On file AA:A981, War 33, i. Paragraph 4 stated that it was proposed to send about 2000 coloured troops.

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