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Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume II

107 — The Prime Minister to General Freyberg

The Prime Minister to General Freyberg

21 November 1941

New Zealand is deeply stirred by the news that our troops are on the march once more. The progress of the action in the days that lie ahead will be followed with intense interest and in the confident hope that the result will be worthy of the magnificent qualities of the New Zealand Division. On behalf of the Government and people of New Zealand I wish you and the officers and men under your command every success.1

1 Between 21–29 Nov brief reports on the battle were sent regularly to the Prime Minister by Mr. Jordan, then (with Colonel Park) on a visit to the 2nd NZEF in Egypt. General Freyberg's long report on the campaign (No. 111 of 7 Dec) makes the inclusion of Mr. Jordan's telegrams in this volume unnecessary. Mr. Jordan and Colonel Park returned to England by air on 30 Nov.