191 Evatt to Curtin
Cablegram E81 WASHINGTON, 13 May 1943, 1.23 a.m.
MOST IMMEDIATE MOST SECRET PERSONAL
I had a long conversation with the Prime Minister this evening at
the White House. First of all he was greatly impressed with the
general approach to the Russian-Polish situation contained in your
telegram  which contains a very different approach to the
problem from that in Bruce's original wire.  Churchill appeared
to be desirous that we should offer to watch Polish interests with
a view to carrying out the general objectives you mentioned. He
said that this could only be done with the full consent of himself
and the President. I am inclined to think this will be forthcoming
but he will communicate again.
I also talked with him in a preliminary way regarding plans for
expanding the R.A.A.F. As I told you this can hardly be achieved
without the full support of both Churchill and Roosevelt.  I am
hopeful of securing Churchill's support at any rate for a
substantial part of the programme. They will obviously take some
time to work out the position.