Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume II
316 — General Freyberg to the Prime Minister
General Freyberg to the Prime Minister
Your telegram of 19 February. Since you cabled the BBC has announced that New Zealand troops have been in action in the Cassino area. As you know, the transfer of the Division to the west coast was secret, and General Alexander kept our presence secret until the battle began.