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Mine-Clearing Devices, Italy

Volume 393: debated on Tuesday 2 November 1943

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asked the Secretary of State for War whether the Forces fighting in Italy are now equipped with an effective mine-clearing tank; and, if so, whether he will state the type?

Our Forces in Italy are equipped with the best mine-clearing devices available, but it would clearly not be in the public interest to give particulars of them.

Has the right hon. Gentleman read General Alexander's statement that "all roads lead to Rome, but unfortunately all the roads are mined"? Is one to infer that mine-clearing equipment is totally inadequate?