Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume III
290 — The Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs to the High Commissioner for the United Kingdom (Wellington)
The Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs to the High Commissioner for the United Kingdom (Wellington)
Your telegram of 8 May [No. 285].
Please thank the Prime Minister for his message. The United States proposals have now been considered by our military advisers, and in all the circumstances we also for our part see no objection to them.
We have been given to understand informally that the United States authorities also propose to station in New Zealand a United States amphibian force, starting shortly with the elements of one Marine division and rising by the end of 1942 to two Marine divisions and several Marine battalions with Corps troops.