309 Dr H. V. Evatt, Minister for External Affairs, to Mr V. G. Bowden, Official Representative in Singapore
Cablegram 55 CANBERRA, 27 January 1942
IMMEDIATE MOST SECRET
Reference your No. 81.  We are going and have gone to the very
limit in endeavouring to obtain reinforcements. Of course you will
under no circumstances directly or indirectly advocate evacuation
of Singapore. This is a matter of highest Government policy.
[AA:A981, WAR 42]