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

19 — The acting Prime Minister to General Freyberg (Cairo)

The acting Prime Minister to General Freyberg (Cairo)

12 June 1941

The New Zealand Government, in giving further consideration to the formation of an Anzac Corps, would like to have your opinion on the implications involved. War Cabinet are particularly concerned about the additional commitment for Corps troops. It is assumed, of course, that the proposed Corps would consist of two divisions only, thus increasing their own share of the Corps troops. While the Government have information concerning the nature and number involved, any additional comments you feel able to give would be welcomed.