47 Bruce to Curtin
Cablegram [22A]  LONDON, 11 February 1944, 7.20 p.m.
Addressed to the Prime Minister, Mr. Curtin.
War Crimes Commission. Dominions Office telegram [D.182] of 7th February. 
In your telegram 3 of 7th January  you acquiesced in the proposed course of action suggested in telegram D.No.  of 8th December.  Notwithstanding this the United Kingdom have adopted an entirely different course  without any notification to you until the action has been taken. While in the present case I do not think any particular harm has been done, a very important principle is involved. I have accordingly offered a strong protest and warned the United Kingdom that a repetition of this sort of thing will inevitably lead to serious trouble.
While I think we can let the episode pass with my protest, a telegram from you if you felt so disposed would have a salutary effect.