File No. 763.72119/1078

The Ambassador in Great Britain ( Page) to the Secretary of State


8166. I assume that Prime Minister’s speech on war aims of yesterday afternoon appears in American newspapers in full. It was carefully gone over in full Cabinet meeting. He conferred with best leaders of all parties and all sections of British opinion and with colonial leaders and the speech is regarded here as the deliberate expression of the convictions and aims of the Empire. More importance is put on it than on any British utterance since the war began.