Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume I
364 — The Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs to the Prime Minister of New Zealand
The Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs to the Prime Minister of New Zealand
Late on 16 April His Majesty's Minister at Athens reported that he had been informed by the King of Greece that because of the serious disorganisation of the Greek armies in Albania the Greek Government cannot operate properly in Athens and is therefore leaving for Crete. The King and the rest of the Royal Family will follow the Government a day later. His Majesty's Minister will also leave for Crete when transport can be arranged.
With regard to the above, you will appreciate the great importance of the strictest secrecy being maintained.