HC Deb 20 July 1944 vol 402 cc344-5
45. Mr. Ellis Smith

asked the Prime Minister if he will make a full statement on the performance of our tanks in Italy, France and Russia.

The Prime Minister

Before the House rises I shall hope to give a solid report upon the performances of British tanks in the various theatres of war. For the present I rest on my statement of 16th March, as follows: The next time that the British Army take the field in country suitable for the use of armour, they will be found to be equipped in a manner at least equal to the forces of any other country in the world."—[OFFICIAL REPORT, 16th March,1944; Vol. 398, c. 393.]

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