Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume II
71 — The acting Prime Minister to the Rt. Hon. P. Fraser (Cairo)
The acting Prime Minister to the Rt. Hon. P. Fraser (Cairo)
Even allowing for the return of sick and wounded, we cannot reconcile our calculations with the figure of 10,000 given in your telegram of 23 May as the annual wastage of the present New Zealand Expeditionary Force.
Colonel Conway is expected back shortly and we propose to defer consideration of this question until his arrival. It is felt that he will have participated in the discussions and will be able to elaborate your calculations.