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125 Mr J. A. Lyons, Prime Minister, to Mr S. M. Bruce, High Commissioner in London

Cablegram unnumbered 12 February 1938,

MOST SECRET HIMSELF

Thanks for your telegram of 11th February.[1] I shall be glad if
you will kindly convey to the British Prime Minister [2] the
following message from the-

'The High Commissioner has advised me personally of his
conversation with you in regard to rearmament. I desire to confirm
his statement that Australia will be prepared to co-operate with
the United Kingdom to the maximum extent of her power and
financial resources in any further defence preparation your
Government may decide is necessary for the defence of the Empire
in face of the serious international situation.'

LYONS

1 Document 124.

2 Neville Chamberlain.


[AA : A463, 57/1535]
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