Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume I
426 — General Freyberg to General Wavell
General Freyberg to General Wavell
Today has been one of great anxiety for me here. Last night the enemy carried out one small attack and again this afternoon he attacked with little success. At 5 p.m. this evening bombers, dive bombers, and ground strafers came over and bombed our forward troops and then his ground troops launched an attack. It is still in progress and I am awaiting news.
Later: Puttick has informed me that the line has gone and we are trying to stabilise. I do not know if they will be able to and I am apprehensive. I will send messages as I can later.