Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume I
262 — 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 30 November (No. 261). The War Office have no information of any change in the situation since the denial issued by the Commander-in-Chief, Middle East, on 23 November, and as far as can be ascertained the press message referred to in your telegram has no new authority beyond that of the story then contradicted. Further investigation into the course of events giving rise to the publication of this story is being carried out.
In the meantime, unless confirmed by the military authorities in Cairo, it is suggested that any report to the effect that organised units of New Zealand troops have landed in Greece should be regarded as untrue.