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191 Evatt to Curtin

Cablegram E81 WASHINGTON, 13 May 1943, 1.23 a.m.


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 [1] which contains a very different approach to the
problem from that in Bruce's original wire. [2] 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. [3] 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.


1 Document 184.

2 Document 177.

3 See Evatt's cablegram E50 of 5 May to Curtin on file AA:A4764,

[AA:A4764, 4]
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