Mr David Margesson

Former MP, Rugby


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Mr David Margesson

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  • Orders of the Day — Supply.: Captain Margesson's Statement. 19 Feb 1942

    I beg to move, "That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair." Since I introduced the Army Estimates last year the British Army has been engaged in campaigns is six separate theatres—in Libya, East Africa, Greece and Crete, Iraq and Syria, and the Far East. From time to time the Prime Minister has described to the House the course of these campaigns while they were in progress, so I will...
  • Orders of the Day — Supply.: Captain Margesson's Statement. 19 Feb 1942

    I am coming to that point in a moment. As we advanced we got further and further from our supplies, and our difficulties increased. As Rommel retreated on to his supply dumps his maintenance difficulties became less, although his total force had been very seriously weakened during the fighting. So you got the position that, owing to supply difficulties, although we had a total force stronger...
  • Orders of the Day — Supply.: Captain Margesson's Statement. 19 Feb 1942

    No, I meant East and West African troops. Now as to the composition of the Eighth Army during this present battle. Fifty per cent. of all the troops employed were British. Nearly one-third were provided by South Africa and New Zealand; more than a tenth by the Indian Empire. There was also a small number of Australian troops, and the remainder of the Force was completed by units provided by...

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Former MP for Rugby

Entered House of Commons on 15 November 1922 — General election

Left Parliament on 9 April 1942 — unknown

Also represented West Ham Upton

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