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

161 — The acting Prime Minister to General Freyberg

The acting Prime Minister to General Freyberg

14 September 1942

We are grateful to you for the résumé of operations in the recent engagement in Egypt which you give in your telegram of 10 September, and are glad to learn that once again the Division gave a satisfactory account of itself. The position regarding senior officers does occasion some concern and we have, after discussion with General Puttick, agreed that he should communicate with you further on this matter.1 The Division has thoroughly earned the rest and we feel sure that all ranks will benefit by it. Best wishes to all ranks.

1 Subsequent telegrams dealt with the release and employment of certain named officers and have not been reproduced in this volume.