375 Dr H. V. Evatt, Minister for External Affairs, to Mr S. M. Bruce, High Commissioner in the United Kingdom
Cablegram S[L]  1 (extract) CANBERRA, n.d.
MOST IMMEDIATE PERSONAL FOR BRUCE TO BE DECYPHERED BY STIRLING 
2. May I point out confidentially how embarrassing it is for the
Government to have our decisions over A.I.F. ignored and to send
 further request upon the same topic. You are (however) out of
touch with home defence position here and that is necessarily a
controlling factor. I have already wired to Cripps  as to the
matter and greatly fear that if matter goes further damage may be
done to the best interests of the Empire.
If I may say so Page  seems to have acted in (direct)
opposition to his instructions and matters can hardly continue in
3. I am obliged to you for your assistance over the Lend-Lease
Agreement where intervention seems to have had some effect. 
[AA:M100, FEBRUARY 1942]