World: New Zealand: Volunteers All

When an opposition politician demanded, "Have the boys home by Christmas," New Zealand's Prime Minister Keith Holyoake replied it was beyond his power. If he tried to withdraw the country's 560 combat men from Viet Nam, he declared, many of them would resign and join U.S. or Australian units in order to carry on the fight. "The important thing is, the boys do not want to come home. Every New Zealander in Viet Nam is a volunteer."

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