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


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Preface v
Outbreak of War and Declarations
Germany 1
Italy 9
Finland, Hungary, Roumania, and Bulgaria 13
Negotiations Regarding Participation of New Zealand's Armed Forces 17
Appointment of Commander, 2nd New Zealand Expeditionary Force 23
Formation and Despatch of First Echelon and Arrival in Egypt 34
First Echelon in Egypt: Command and Employment 62
Second Echelon: Diversion to United Kingdom, Command and Employment 83
Third Echelon 156
Concentration of the 2nd New Zealand Division: Policy concerning Detachments 182
Special Units 208
Greece 239
Crete 285
Agreed Conclusions of Discussions between Officials held at the War Office on 2 November 1939 333
New Zealand Forces: Note of a Meeting held at the War Office on 6 November 1939 335
Interchange of Information between the Governments of Australia and New Zealand 338
The Position in Egypt: Memorandum by Major-General B. C. Freyberg 341
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