353 U.K. Dominions Office to Mr John Curtin, Prime Minister
Cablegram 235 LONDON, 21 February 1942, 1.25 a.m.
MOST IMMEDIATE MOST SECRET AND PERSONAL
My telegram of 20th February No. 233. 
Following for Prime Minister from Prime Minister. 
I have received the following telegram from President of United
I hope you can persuade Australian Government to allow proposed
temporary diversion of their leading Australian Division to Burma.
I think this of utmost importance. Tell them I am speeding
additional troops as well as planes to Australia and that my
estimate of the situation there is highly optimistic and by no
means dark. Roosevelt. Ends.
[AA:A2937, FAR EAST POSITION 1942]