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165 Mr M. MacDonald, U.K. Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs, to Commonwealth Government

Cablegram 34 LONDON, 25 March 1938

Please let the Prime Minister know the details of the New
Australian Defence programme announced in his broadcast on 24th
March [1] have been read with great interest here. We should like
him and his colleagues to know our warm appreciation of this most
timely effort.

1 For details of the Australian Government's 43 million defence
program see P. Hasluck, The Government and the People, 1939-41
(Canberra, 1952), pp. 102-3.

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