Military Operations, Libya.

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army. – in the House of Commons on 10th February 1942.

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Photo of Mr Richard Stokes Mr Richard Stokes , Ipswich

asked the Secretary of State for War whether the original plans and dispositions prepared by Sir Alan Cunningham for the relief of Tobruk were carried out; and whether General Auchinleck expressed complete satisfaction with them?

Photo of Lieut-Colonel Sir Edward Grigg Lieut-Colonel Sir Edward Grigg , Altrincham

It would not be in the public interest to discuss the authorship and execution of military plans when operations are still in progress in the theatre of war concerned.

Photo of Mr Richard Stokes Mr Richard Stokes , Ipswich

Is it not a fact that General Cunningham's anticipations of the probable course of the battle were far more accurate than those of the military spokesman in Cairo or of the Minister of Defence in London?

Photo of Lieut-Colonel Sir Edward Grigg Lieut-Colonel Sir Edward Grigg , Altrincham

I can only repeat my previous answer.