351 Sir Earle Page, Special Representative in the United Kingdom, to Mr John Curtin, Prime Minister

Cablegram P48 LONDON, 20 February 1942, 7.30 p.m.

MOST IMMEDIATE FOR THE PRIME MINISTER MOST SECRET HIMSELF ALONE

Your telegram [21st February No. 30] [1] received and Commonwealth Government's decision communicated officially to the Pacific War Council. Original destination of convoy has not been varied during negotiations. Necessary instructions have been issued for diversion of convoy to Australia.

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1 Inserted from the London copy on file AA:A2937, Far East position 1942. Cablegram 30 is published as Document 348.

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