Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume II
441 — General Freyberg to the acting Prime Minister
General Freyberg to the acting Prime Minister
We are all deeply touched by the warmth of your praise of this great Division of yours.5 Now that the end here in Europe has come we can look back with pride upon the great achievements of this force, small in numbers compared with the large forces that are involved but which by sheer courage and the ability of its manhood has fought itself into the front rank of fighting formations of this or any war.
May I say how conscious I have always been of the great support I have received from War Cabinet and also how much I appreciate your kind references to me, their Commander. Your much-valued message will of course be passed on to all ranks.