Mr R.G. Menzies, Prime Minister, to Mr N. Chamberlain, U.K. Prime Minister

Cablegram unnumbered 4 September 1939,

Your broadcast message [l] moved Australia deeply. We ourselves have proclaimed a state of war and I have broadcast on behalf of the Commonwealth Government that we stand with Great Britain.

We firmly believe we have right on our side and in that strength victory is sure.


1 For the text of Chamberlain’s broadcast see the Times, 4 September 1939, p. 8.


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