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

437 — General Wavell to General Freyberg

page 312

General Wavell to General Freyberg

30 May 1941

Everything possible is being done to rescue you and risks more than justifiable are already being taken. Fraser and Blamey are being fully consulted and are behind all decisions.1 If possible, Vasey2 is to embark tonight.

1 See No. 453.

2 Major-General G. A. Vasey, CB, CBE, DSO, DSC; then Brigadier commanding 19th Australian Infantry Brigade; GOC, 7th Australian Division; later Deputy Chief of the General Staff, Allied Land Forces, South-West Pacific Area; died 5 Mar 1945.