Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume II
9 — Headquarters 1st Australian Corps to Advanced Headquarters, New Zealand Division (Greece)
Headquarters 1st Australian Corps to Advanced Headquarters, New Zealand Division (Greece)
From 6 p.m. 12 April 1941 the 1st Australian Corps will be known as Anzac Corps. The GOC Anzac Corps3 in making this announcement desires to say that the reunion of the Australian and New Zealand Divisions gives all ranks the greatest uplift. The task ahead, although difficult, is not nearly so desperate as that which our fathers faced in April twenty-six years ago.4 We go to it together with stout hearts and the certainty of success.
3 Lieutenant-General Sir Thomas Blamey.
4 The landing on Gallipoli Peninsula by the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps on 25 Apr 1915.