Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume I
371 — The Prime Minister of New Zealand to the acting Prime Minister of Australia
The Prime Minister of New Zealand to the acting Prime Minister of Australia
I am much obliged to you for your telegram of 22 April (No. 370) which has today been considered by the New Zealand War Cabinet. We have most heartily welcomed the formation of an Anzac Corps and we are happy to feel that the imperishable traditions of its illustrious predecessor have already been fully maintained by the new generation of Australians and New Zealanders. We could ask nothing better than that our troops should fight side by side with yours.
The views that you have expressed as the result of General Blamey's communication have received our careful and anxious consideration. We had already—and more than once—requested the British authorities to take every step to ensure that if the worst came to the worst evacuation from Greece could be successfully accomplished, and as a result of your communication we have today despatched a message to the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, the text of which is contained in my immediately following telegram.1
1 No. 372.