20 Bruce to Curtin
Cablegram 131[A] LONDON, 8 August 1942, 3.10 p.m.
FOR THE PRIME MINISTER MOST SECRET AND PERSONAL
Your telegram 7267 of 7th August.  The Prime Minister had under
consideration a draft telegram to the Dominions with regard to the
Marshall-King visit and the agreement arrived at with the Chiefs
of Staff.  In the pressure of his sudden and unexpected
movements the Prime Minister did not approve this draft. 
I gather, however, that owing to the operational character of the
decisions arrived at his telegram would have given you little more
information than that contained in my telegram 111[A] , which,
as you know, the Prime Minister has seen.
With regard to Air Forces for the Pacific theatre, the decision
was a broad one, allocating to that theatre approximately 25 per
cent of the United States Air Forces previously earmarked to be
sent to the United Kingdom. How and where in the Pacific theatre
these re-allocated Air Forces will be employed is a matter for
determination in Washington.
With regard to paragraph 2, I have seen Johcu 38  and your
telegram 532 to the Dominions Office , also Dominions Office
telegram 548.  As, however, this matter is being dealt with
direct between you and the Prime Minister, and I have not been
officially brought into it, I have taken no action.
[FA:A3195, 1942, 1.31376]