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CHUR 2/141A-B Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence E - M.

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CHUR 2/141/82-83

Letter from Sir Bernard Freyberg [General Officer Commanding New Zealand Forces] (7 Clarendon Place, Hyde Park [London]) to WSC, stating that he was going to be in London for a few days and would love to see him, any time of the day or night. Freyberg adds that he knew how busy WSC was, while Sir Hastings Ismay had told him that WSC was well. He explains that he was due to return to Italy in a few days to dispose of his division, sending one brigade to Japan and the rest back to New Zealand and says that it was a great finish to five and a half years of fighting. Freyberg also states that he knew WSC would be glad of his becoming Governor-General of New Zealand early in 1946, adding that it was kind of him to want it; Freyberg hopes that he would fill the bill. He explains that his appointment wasn't yet public, so asks WSC to say nothing about it. In a postscript, he says that he would be back in London later, if WSC couldn't see him this time.

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23 Aug 1945