HC Deb 24 October 1918 vol 110 cc950-1W

asked the Under-secretary of State for War for what reason the dispatch of Field-Marshal Sir Douglas Haig describing operations up to the end of April, 1918, has been held up from publication for three months; and whether the dispatch has now been published as written by the Commander-in-Chief, without alterations or omissions?


Field-Marshal Sir Douglas Haig's last dispatch involved matters which it was necessary for the Government to discuss with him. During the heavy and continuous fighting of the last three months it was difficult to find opportunity for such discussion. It is true that some alterations were made, but they were made with the full approval of the Field-Marshal.