Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume I
445 — Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Fleet (Alexandria) to the acting Prime Minister of New Zealand
Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Fleet (Alexandria) to the acting Prime Minister of New Zealand
I have to thank you very much for your most kind telegram (No. 441), the contents of which have been communicated to all officers and men of the Fleet. It gives us much satisfaction to learn that our efforts to bring away their countrymen from Crete have been appreciated by the people of New Zealand, and we only wish we could say that every New Zealander was out of the island.