§ 63. Colonel WEDGWOOD
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether he will consider using the latter part of "Trekking On," by Colonel Reitz, as a guide or manual for the use of battalion commanders in the field or in the Sandhurst curriculum?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the WAR OFFICE (Mr. Duff Cooper)
The book in question has been recommended for inclusion in General Staff reference libraries, officers' mess libraries and cadet college libraries, but it is not considered to be suitable for use as an official training manual.
§ Colonel WEDGWOOD
Has the hon. Member noticed in the book that this exceptionally gallant man received no war decoration, and is there not a possibility of getting that omission remedied at this late hour?
§ Mr. COOPER
That question hardly arises, but my right hon. and gallant Friend will be as well aware as I am that many officers of great distinction and gallantry in the War received no decoration, and he will regret as much as I do that it is too late now to do anything in the matter.