169 Cranborne to Commonwealth Government
Cablegram D783 LONDON, 26 May 1944, 12.50 a.m.
My telegram D781.  Following is revised text of proposed Declaration on Siam.
His Majesty's Government favours restoration to Siam, after the war is over, of complete security as a free sovereign and independent State. They cannot however forget that the Government of Luang Pibul  took the initiative in declaring war on us in spite of Siam's treaty of non-aggression with us; and they would remind the Siamese people that they must themselves contribute to their liberation. In the final settlement account will inevitably be taken of the extent of that contribution.