Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume II
104 — The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to the Prime Minister of New Zealand
The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to the Prime Minister of New Zealand
Your telegram of 13 October.
The long delay in striking has been caused by the need to gather ample air and tank strength, and we believe this has now been achieved in full measure. I do not think the enemy will be able to alter these conditions before the day comes. I will cable you more fully early next week.