255 Mr P. Liesching, U.K. Acting High Commissioner to Australia, to Lord Stanley, U.K. Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs
Cablegram unnumbered 15 September 1938,
IMMEDIATE MOST SECRET
Your most secret telegram of to-day.  Prime Minister  asks
me to convey the following message very urgently to Mr
Chamberlain.  Begins.
As our cables supplemented by Bruce  and the Acting High
Commissioner  have from time to time informed you our attitude
has been one of support for your policy and actions on behalf of
peace. Your latest projected personal course excites our warmest
admiration and will in our opinion completely consolidate British
opinion over the whole world. Ends.
Above message was drafted in the presence of Page  Menzies 
and myself They regarded the action as inspired and it would be
difficult to exaggerate the warmth of the enthusiasm with which
they learnt of Mr Chamberlain's proposed action. End of telegram.
[PRO : DO 35/554]