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169 Mr J. A. Lyons, Prime Minister, to Mr N. Chamberlain, U.K. Prime Minister

Cablegram unnumbered 26 March 1938,


I desire to thank you for the text of your speech in the House of
Commons. [1]

We welcome the determination of the United Kingdom Government to
accelerate its rearmament programme. We are prepared to co-operate
with His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom in its efforts
to push ahead with its defence plans necessary for the peace and
integrity of the Empire. By such means we feel sure that the peace
of the world will eventually be secured.


1 Not printed. See House of Commons, Parliamentary Debates, fifth
series, vol. 333,Colc 1399 1413.

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