Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume III
488 — General Freyberg (London) to the Prime Minister
General Freyberg (London) to the Prime Minister
I have received your telegram [No. 487] and realise the difficulties. All necessary and possible arrangements for shipping and movement and organisation of the brigade group have been made. I must now inform the War Office that no final decision has been taken about the brigade group, and I will go back to Italy on Sunday and cable you after discreet consultation with selected officers. I feel that the shorter term of service in the Far East will be more acceptable, but I am not hopeful that any voluntary system will meet with the necessary support. I will cable you as soon as possible next week.