395 Plimsoll to Hodgson [1]

Telegram unnumbered SS DOMINION MONARCH, 20 December 1948

MOST IMMEDIATE

I presume you received message of yesterday. [2] Today's wireless reports on Indonesia seem to stamp offensive as flagrantly aggressive open defiance of United Nations and resembling methods of Hitler. In circumstances Minister regards action as crucial test of Security Council. He assumes that Hodgson is in Paris and that if not Hood is acting. Immediate report required.

1 Plimsoll transmitted this cablegram to the Australian High Commission in London with instructions to telephone the contents to whomever was representing Australia at the Security Council in Paris.

2 Document 393.

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