Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume III
263 — The Prime Minister of New Zealand to the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs
The Prime Minister of New Zealand to the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs
Following is from Prime Minister for your Prime Minister:
Your most secret and personal message1 has been conveyed to me by the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs.
I cannot tell you how greatly we appreciate the efforts that you have been making to acquire for us essential arms and equipment for the defence of Fiji and also for the defence of New Zealand. We earnestly trust that this, and what further supplies you can make available, will arrive in time, and we can assure you that they will be used to the fullest advantage. I am including my comments on paragraphs 3, 4 and 5 of your message in my immediately following telegram,2 to which I would beg your earnest and personal attention.
2 No. 117.