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261 Glasgow to Evatt

Cablegram unnumbered QUEBEC, 24 August 1943


I saw Churchill again this afternoon and showed him your telegram.

[1] He said that the main discussions were between Roosevelt and
himself only in consultation with the Combined Chiefs of Staff.

Canada was not included but advantage had been taken of the
presence of the British Chiefs of Staff to have joint Anglo-
Canadian staff conversations. Soong [2] was only invited because
the question arose of operations in Burma involving the use of
Chinese troops. He said that he would be giving full details of
the broad decisions reached at the conference to the Pacific War
Council in a few days when he goes to Washington. You will also be
receiving certain information through the Dominions Office. [3]

As regards publicity he undertook to make a specific reference to
Australia in a broadcast which he is to give before he leaves
Quebec. The press are being informed that Mr. Churchill and I have
conferred again. I am informed that Bracken told the press
conference yesterday that Australia would be kept fully informed.


1 Document 260.

2 Chinese Foreign Minister.

3 See Cross's letter of 3 September and Antrobus's letter of 13
September on file Defence:

MP1217, box 576, Global Strategy, Meeting of Mr Churchill and
President Roosevelt in Quebec, August 1943.

4 On 27 August Glasgow dispatched a message from Churchill
reassuring Evatt and Curtin that the Quebec Conference had been a
purely Anglo-American staff conference. See cablegram 153 of 27
August on file AA:A989, 43/970/49.

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