326 Commonwealth Government to Cranborne
Cablegram 275  CANBERRA, 23 October 1944
TOP SECRET MOST IMMEDIATE
Your telegrams D.1564 , D.1570  and 286  of 19th October.
We welcome the proposal to recognise the present French administration as the Provisional Government of France and will be glad to convey Australian recognition in terms similar to those used in your telegram D.1570.
2. In view, however, of the presence in Canberra of a French Charge d'Affaires  we feel that we should communicate this to him for transmission to his Government rather than through Mr.