Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume III
188 — The Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs to the Governor-General of New Zealand
The Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs to the Governor-General of New Zealand
Your telegram of 19 October. We are grateful for this expression of the views of His Majesty's Government in New Zealand and full account will be given them. We entirely recognise the great efforts which New Zealand is making for its own local defence and for the security of Fiji. Full consideration will be given to the list of deficiencies mentioned in the last paragraph of your telegram as soon as it is received from the New Zealand Army Liaison Officer here; but His Majesty's Government in New Zealand will recognise that the supply position, though it is improving daily, continues to cause anxiety, and that we must therefore continue to make the active theatres of war our first consideration.