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260 Evatt to Glasgow

Cablegram 143 CANBERRA, 24 August 1943


I notice that Dr. Soong [1] appears to be conferring with
Roosevelt and Churchill and it is most important that you should
appear in the picture as representing Australia, and that you
should understand that it is most embarrassing for Canada and
China to appear included whereas Australia makes no showing at

I would be glad if you would make this quite clear to Churchill
who will understand that the public reaction in this country is to
be closely watched and who always accepted my view that on these
occasions appearances are of the utmost importance. Further it is
expected that you will give full reports as to what the
proceedings are and what decisions have been taken. I am sure that
if you will show this telegram to Mr. Churchill and the President
they will understand the position thoroughly whereupon it can be
made known to the press that Australia, through you, is taking its
part and is being kept fully informed.

1 Chinese Foreign Minister.

[AA:A989, 43/970/49]
Last Updated: 11 September 2013
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