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Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume I

450 — The acting Prime Minister to General Freyberg

The acting Prime Minister to General Freyberg

17 June 1941

The following motion has been adopted by both Houses of Parliament:

That the General Assembly of New Zealand in Parliament assembled records its enduring admiration of the courage, tenacity, page 328 and determination displayed by the officers and men of the New Zealand Division, Maori and pakeha alike, in the fight for liberty on the battlefields of Greece and Crete, its confidence in the distinguished leadership of the General Officer Commanding the New Zealand Forces, Major-General B. C. Freyberg, and its expression of sympathy for all those who now sorrow for the loss of our gallant soldiers.

Formal notification will be sent to you in due course by the Speaker. In the meantime, I should be glad if you will convey the text of this resolution to the officers and men under your command.