§ 18. Mr.MOREL
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether he 2566 has any information as to the military manœuvres which have recently taken place in Posen under the supervision of French generals co-operating with the Polish general staff; whether he is aware that Poland is fortifying the Hela peninsula and connecting the harbour of Gdingen by strategic railways linked up with the Free State of Danzig; that large quantities of munitions and petrol are being accumulated in the free port of Danzig for the use of the French fleet; and that the sums expended on these military preparations are derived from the reparation payments supposedly earmarked for the reconstruction of the devastated areas of France?
The manœuvres of July, 1922, which I presume are referred to, were conducted entirely under Polish supervision. The only senior French officer present attended as a spectator, in compliance with the customary invitation extended to all foreign military attaches. No foundation can be traced for the remainder of the; suggestions made in the question.