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  • Captain McCall - R.N., British Naval Attache for Buenos Aires: [McCall is telephoning the British Ambassador in Buenos Aires to try to spread a rumour] An emergency has arisen over the 'Graf Spee'.

    British Ambassador in Buenos Aires (Voice): Careful, McCall - security.

    Captain McCall - R.N., British Naval Attache for Buenos Aires: I know, sir, but this is most urgent. I have just heard by Admiralty code...

    British Ambassador in Buenos Aires (Voice): This isn't a scrambler, you know.

    Captain McCall - R.N., British Naval Attache for Buenos Aires: ...that two of our capital ships...

    British Ambassador in Buenos Aires (Voice): Are you MAD, McCall? I'm going to hang up!

    Captain McCall - R.N., British Naval Attache for Buenos Aires: Sir, I must insist - in this case urgency overrides security.

    British Ambassador in Buenos Aires (Voice): 'Urgency overrides security?' Well, well, well, go on, go on.

    Captain McCall - R.N., British Naval Attache for Buenos Aires: Both these capital ships will be calling in the next few hours at Bahia...

    British Ambassador in Buenos Aires (Voice): I told you before, this is not a scrambler!

    Captain McCall - R.N., British Naval Attache for Buenos Aires: ...at Bahia Blanca to refuel.

    British Ambassador in Buenos Aires (Voice): MCCALL!

    Mr. Millington Drake - British Minister, Montevideo: [Groans] Oh...

    Captain McCall - R.N., British Naval Attache for Buenos Aires: They'll be down to their last drop when they arrive.

    British Ambassador in Buenos Aires (Voice): Stop it, stop it!

    Captain McCall - R.N., British Naval Attache for Buenos Aires: They... they've steamed at full speed for the Plate for obvious reasons...

    British Ambassador in Buenos Aires (Voice): Fellow's raving mad.

    Captain McCall - R.N., British Naval Attache for Buenos Aires: They request that we arrange for 2,000 tons of fuel oil...

    British Ambassador in Buenos Aires (Voice): Really McCall, YOU MUST STOP!

    Captain McCall - R.N., British Naval Attache for Buenos Aires: ...of fuel oil to be available in tankers as from tonight.

    British Ambassador in Buenos Aires (Voice): [Silence, as Ambassador realises what McCall is doing] Oh... very well, McCall. Yes, we got your message.

    [Hangs up]

    Ray Martin: The afternoon papers'll be out soon. Knowing how leaky the telephone cables are between here and Buenos Aires, I shall expect to see the headlines screaming that half the British fleet are off Punta del Este.

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