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336 Burton to Walshe [1]

Cablegram E26 CANBERRA, 19 August 1948, 4.40 p.m.


Our E.20. [2] Following from Shaw.

You may care to convey to Dr. Evatt that in my opinion the
question is urgent and of some considerable importance in the long
term development of Japan. Your suggestion about enquiry for
information in the Allied Council would in my view be too weak and
also profitless as I have already conveyed to you far more
background on this subject than the Allied Council chairman would
ever divulge in public. I trust that agreement to the agenda item
can be reached by Friday August 27th in time for fun ventilation
at the next meeting on September 1st.

1 J.A. Walshe, Private secretary to Dr Evatt.

2 Dispatched 17 August 1948; it conveyed the message sent by Shaw
in Document 333, paragraphs 2 and 3.

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Last Updated: 11 September 2013
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