Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume III
224 — The New Zealand Minister, Washington, to the Prime Minister
The New Zealand Minister, Washington, to the Prime Minister
General Marshall, who left for London shortly after our last discussion, assigned the reply relative to the division which is coming to New Zealand to Colonel Stevens, who advises me that it is not practical either to send the 15 April division to New Zealand or to split the April and May divisions, but they are arranging to advance the despatch of about 6000 of the May division to early May. The number may be varied according to available shipping but the estimation is fairly sound. They require to know from our Chiefs of Staff at once approximately where the division on arrival will be located. The advance party of 190 will leave next week and they are trying to drop these off at [group mutilated – New Zealand?] to avoid transhipment.