The Greeks appear to be packing up. Evidently there is going to be hell to pay in Australia.  So long as it merely leads to an inquest on the Greek campaign, and a general row in which the position of Australia in the Empire will be defined and perhaps the conduct of the war democratised somewhat, this is all to the good.
 The anxiety felt by Australians and New Zealanders that their troops had been lost pointlessly was, perhaps, the reason for Churchill’s giving, in his history of the war, the total losses as percentages: 55.8% for United Kingdom troops, 25.1 for Australians, and 19.1 for New Zealanders (The Second World War, III, p. 206). The percentage lost of those in Greece at the time of the attack (which Churchill does not calculate) were 34% UK troops lost; 17.33% Australians; and 13.55% New Zealanders. See also 3.5.41. A New Zealander, General Bernard Freyberg, VC, took command in Crete. Peter Davison