400 Mr S. M. Bruce, High Commissioner in the United Kingdom, to Mr John Curtin, Prime Minister
Cablegram 41[A] LONDON, 9 March 1942, 9.50 p.m.
IMMEDIATE FOR THE PRIME MINISTER MOST SECRET AND PERSONAL HIMSELF
As I am not directly and primarily handling the vital questions now under discussion it is not for me to send you an official communication. I feel however that I should inform you privately and personally of my views and of the advice I am tend[er]ing  to Page. 
In my telegram No. 16 of 25th January , I indicated for reasons therein given that in my view it was desirable that our influence in the higher direction of the war in the Pacific and Far East should be exercised through the Pacific Council in London. That view I have now changed for the reason given in a note (see my immediately following telegram ) I prepared to clear my own mind after receipt of your telegram 166 to the Dominions Office.  I am doing everything I can to get support from here with the President  for acceptance of your proposal. The point with regard to King