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

195 — General Freyberg to the Minister of Defence

General Freyberg to the Minister of Defence

25 January 1943

May I on behalf of all ranks of the 2nd New Zealand Division send to the Government and people of New Zealand best wishes from Tripoli. The Divisional Cavalry and units of the 5th Brigade Group entered the city from the south-west on 23 January, on the same morning as British troops who had advanced by the coast road entered from the east.

I am glad to say that casualties have been light: 12 killed and 64 wounded The men are in excellent health and spirits.

A short account of operations will follow.