Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume II
315 — The Prime Minister to General Freyberg
The Prime Minister to General Freyberg
Press messages received today from London report Berlin radio as stating that the New Zealand and 4th Indian Divisions are now fighting in the Cassino area. We are not permitting publication in the meantime, but as the press in Australia inter alia will carry the story we would appreciate immediate advice as to whether the announcement, which we would wish to release for Monday morning's papers, that the New Zealand Division is now fighting in the Cassino area, may be made.