Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume II
6 — Letter from the Minister of Defence to General Freyberg — [Extract]
Letter from the Minister of Defence to General Freyberg
My Dear General,
…. Relative to the question of linking up with the AIF, this matter was before War Cabinet when I took the opportunity of placing your views before my colleagues. The opinion expressed was that you had set out exceedingly well the arguments for and against and that your conclusions were sound. It had been provisionally arranged for the Hon. Mr. Nash1 to proceed to Australia this week when he might have had an opportunity of discussing this matter with the authorities. His proposed visit, however, has had to be deferred. If there is any linking up, I feel sure it will be for only operational purposes….