Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume I
375 — Headquarters 2nd NZEF (Cairo) to the Prime Minister of New Zealand
Headquarters 2nd NZEF (Cairo) to the Prime Minister of New Zealand
You are probably aware that it has been decided to evacuate from Greece all British, Australian, and New Zealand troops. Arrangements are now being made to receive our troops some days hence at Alexandria and Port Said, pass them through [transit?] camps near ports, and concentrate them at Helwan. All efforts are being directed towards making their journey from the docks to the camps and their reception in camp comfortable. There is as yet no authoritative information regarding likely casualties, but the difficulties of evacuation will be obvious.