Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume I
421 — The Prime Minister of New Zealand (Cairo) to the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
The Prime Minister of New Zealand (Cairo) to the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
I am very anxious about the position in Crete. Although our men are fighting courageously and desperately, the odds against them seem to be accumulating. I feel that every effort is being made here to assist them, and much is already being done, both by sea and air, including an attempt to land sufficient adequately equipped troops page 305 to enable the men engaged to get some rest which is essential to enable them to fight on. But in the name of the New Zealand Government I would strongly urge that all possible additional support by air and sea be immediately provided, and especially the full air assistance that can be released from all other quarters, including the United Kingdom.