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196 Dr H. V. Evatt, Minister for External Affairs, to Mr R. G. Casey, Minister to the United States

Cablegram 1079 [1] CANBERRA, 16 December 1941


Your 1148. [2] I want you to press and insist that in every
conference between representatives of Associated Powers this
Government must have the opportunity of separate representation
even though it may appear Impracticable at first sight.

Your particular message shows danger that our own point of view
may be regarded as of subsidiary importance. On the contrary our
point of view must be continuously stressed or our great needs
will be overlooked. It is obvious that in some respects the views
of United Kingdom representatives will differ from our own both in
relation to supplies and forces. This Government is far from
satisfied with the results of the policy of subordinating our
requirements to those of others. [The result of such policy is
that this country's defences have been largely neglected.] [3]


1 Repeated to the High Commissioner in the United Kingdom as no

2 Dispatched is December. On file AA:A3300, 100. It reported plans
for the series of regional conferences referred to in Document

3 This sentence appeared on one of the two copies of this
cablegram on file AA:A981, War 54. It did not appear on the London
or Washington copies on files AA:M100, December 1941 and AA:A3300,
100 respectively.

[AA : A981, WAR 54]
Last Updated: 11 September 2013
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