United States interest in the acquisition of base rights in British Commonwealth areas and in arragements for defense of such areas in the Southwest Pacific 1

1. For previous documentation on representations of the United States to the United Kingdom for support in obtaining overseas bases, see Foreign Relations, 1945, vol. vi, pp. 204 ff.


[1] The Chargé in Australia ( Minter ) to the Secretary of State

811.24590/1–2646: Telegram


[2] The Ambassador in the United Kingdom ( Winant ) to the Secretary of State

890.0146/2–2046: Telegram


[4] Memorandum of Conversation, by the Secretary of State

811.24546M/2–2646


[6] Memorandum of Conversation, by the Secretary of State

811.24500/2–2846


[9] The Department of State to the Australian Legation

811.24590/3–1446


[12] The Chargé in Australia ( Minter ) to the Secretary of State

811.24500/4–946: Telegram


[13] The Chargé in Australia ( Minter ) to the Secretary of State

811.24500/4–1346: Telegram


[14] The Secretary of State to the British Ambassador ( Halifax )

811.34544/4–1946


[17] The Chargé in the United Kingdom ( Gallman ) to the Secretary of State

811.24500/4–2546: Telegram


[18] The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom ( Harriman )

811.24500/4–2546: Telegram


[23] The Acting Secretary of State to the Minister in New Zealand ( Warren )

800.24/5–346: Telegram


[25] The Ambassador in the United Kingdom ( Harriman ) to the Secretary of State

841.014/5–946: Telegram


[27] The Acting Secretary of State to the Embassy in France

740.00119 Council/5–1446: Telegram


[28] The Ambassador in the Soviet Union ( Smith ) to the Secretary of State

811.24500/5–1746: Telegram