Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume II
220 — The Prime Minister to the Hon. F. Jones (London)
The Prime Minister to the Hon. F. Jones (London)
Thank you for your message of 21 April. I fully realise the difficulties confronting Mr. Churchill, but under the circumstances I had no alternative but to stand by my pledge to Parliament. Please discuss the matter fully with General Freyberg, to whom I am sending the message contained in my immediately following telegram.1
I trust that you will be able to leave for Africa immediately, and I will be glad to have your report as soon as possible.