Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume III
270 — The Prime Minister to the New Zealand Minister, Washington
The Prime Minister to the New Zealand Minister, Washington
Your telegram No. 134 of 10 April.1
In view of urgent demands in New Zealand itself there is little more that we can do to increase the strength in Fiji, though we are endeavouring to the limit of our capacity to man equipment as it arrives.
In the further consideration of the matter which is contemplated by the Joint Chiefs of Staff, please endeavour to ensure that the special position of Fiji, particularly having regard to the fact that Vanua Levu is totally undefended, is given the consideration that it merits.