HC Deb 12 October 1943 vol 392 cc704-5
49. Mr. Purbrick

asked the Prime Minister whether steps are being taken to bring up the strength of our Bomber Command and the United States 8th Army Air Force here so as to enable them to bomb Germany at saturation point and thus, by destroying all her main sources of production, bring about her early defeat with a minimum loss of manpower?

The Prime Minister

Yes, Sir; this seems to express the general idea very cogently.

Mr. Purbrick

Can my right hon. Friend say when he feels that we shall reach the point of saturation in this matter?

The Prime Minister

That can only be ascertained by an empirical process.