Monday, March 12, 2007
Wikipedia has a page on Bernard Freyberg
The legendary Bernard Freyberg commanded the New Zealand Division in Greece and North Africa. He had fought in WWI, where he won a Victoria Cross at the Battle of the Somme, in 1916. He had previously fought in the Dardenelles campaign, where he had been wounded. Robert Crisp told the story in Brazen Chariots about meeting General Freyberg. He certainly was a brave and capable man. Wikipedia has a biographical page about him. He was an adopted New Zealander, born in England, but "moved to New Zealand at the age of two". A Hungarian site has a large photo of him.