Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume I
258 — The Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs to the Governor-General of New Zealand
The Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs to the Governor-General of New Zealand
With reference to your telegram of 23 November (No. 257). We have no confirmation here of the presence or otherwise in Athens of New Zealand troops and there is no question of the presence there of any, with the possible exception of details.
The report from Greece to which you refer reached London via Zurich yesterday; we understand that it has also been published in the United States. In the circumstances it was felt impracticable to stop publication of the report here but the press were informed that we could not confirm it.page 199
The Commander-in-Chief, Middle East, is being asked to inform you direct of the facts and whether there is any objection to the issue of official confirmation of the report.