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

34 — The Hon P. Fraser to the Prime Minister — [Extract]

The Hon P. Fraser to the Prime Minister

17 November 1939

….3 With reference to your telegram of 16 November,4 your offer of the command of the 2nd NZEF has been conveyed confidentially to Major-General Freyberg and has been accepted by him. I have still to obtain the official approval of War Office. When this is obtained, but not before, I suggest an official announcement be made by you. Freyberg has submitted certain proposals for his movements but I will consult War Office before forwarding my recommendations to you….5

4 Mr. Nash's telegram to Mr. Fraser of 15 Nov 1939 (No. 33) offering the command of the 2nd New Zealand Expeditionary Force to Major-General Freyberg is undoubtedly the telegram referred to.

5 Administrative detail omitted.