Oral Answers to Questions — British Army. – in the House of Commons on 10th February 1942.
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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?
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.
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?
I can only repeat my previous answer.
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