Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume III
88 — The Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs to the Prime Minister of New Zealand
The Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs to the Prime Minister of New Zealand
Circular telegram. My telegram [No. 87]. The following reply was sent to Lord Halifax last night:
‘1. I am greatly relieved to hear that the President agrees to the warning and I accept his procedure. I understand his difficulties about making the warning apply to the Burma Road and I am content to accept his guidance in this respect.
‘2. We will at once concert with the Dutch the wording of our respective warnings and have them ready.
‘3. We shall be interested to hear whether the President decides to make a communication to the Emperor and the form it will take. I approve of what you said as reported in paragraph 5 of your telegram.
‘4. We shall wait for word from the President before communicating our warning to the Japanese.
‘5. We will also give an assurance to Thailand as proposed.’