§ 46. Captain Ramsay
asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the fact that 1223 it is now clearly proved that infantry without air supremacy cannot successfully engage a well-armed enemy possessing that superiority, he will assure the House that British forces at Narvik shall not remain exposed to such grave risks unless and until such aerial supremacy has been reasonably assured?
§ The Prime Minister
My hon. and gallant Friend can rest assured that His Majesty's Government have fully in mind the considerations such as he mentions.
§ Mr. Dalton
Are we also to have in mind the possibility of Narvik being evacuated to the Nazi forces?
§ Captain Ramsay
Would not everybody desire that young lives should not be thrown away, merely in order to retrieve the mistakes of politicians?