309 Dr H. V. Evatt, Minister for External Affairs, to Mr V. G. Bowden, Official Representative in Singapore
Cablegram 55 CANBERRA, 27 January 1942
IMMEDIATE MOST SECRET
Reference your No. 81.  We are going and have gone to the very limit in endeavouring to obtain reinforcements. Of course you will under no circumstances directly or indirectly advocate evacuation of Singapore. This is a matter of highest Government policy.