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Orders of the Day — War and International Situation

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 29th September 1944.

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Photo of Lieut-Colonel Sir Edward Grigg Lieut-Colonel Sir Edward Grigg , Altrincham 12:00 am, 29th September 1944

The German general staff occupies a position in Germany which is occupied by the general staff in no other country. It has always been a major and most important part of the German Government. What Mirabeau said at the time of the French Revolution is still true of Prussia, that "it is not so much a country with an army, as an army with a country."