Tank Warfare (Advice).

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army. – in the House of Commons on 24th February 1942.

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Photo of Mr Neil Maclean Mr Neil Maclean , Glasgow Govan

asked the Secretary of State for War whether General de Gaulle will be consulted by the War Office for his advice on the various methods of tank warfare?

Photo of Mr Duncan Sandys Mr Duncan Sandys , Lambeth Norwood

General de Gaulle's advice will always be welcomed by the War Office, equally with the advice of other distinguished Allied officers.

Photo of Mr Neil Maclean Mr Neil Maclean , Glasgow Govan

When the hon. Gentleman says that it will be welcomed, may I ask whether he or anyone else in the War Office has invited consultations? Are we waiting until General de Gaulle offers his services?

Photo of Mr Duncan Sandys Mr Duncan Sandys , Lambeth Norwood

A number of informal consultations have taken place between officers at the War Office and General de Gaulle on tank matters.