Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume III
28 — The Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs to the acting Prime Minister of New Zealand
The Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs to the acting Prime Minister of New Zealand
Circular telegram. My Circular telegram of 12 July.
Following for Prime Minister:
Reliable information has now reached us indicating that the Japanese have demanded, or are about to demand, bases in South Indo-China, giving a time limit to the French to comply. In these circumstances we feel that it is of the highest importance that we should be in a position to take the step recommended in paragraph 2, my telegram under reference, at any time. I should be very grateful, therefore, for a most immediate reply.