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‘When great forces assemble for battle it is obvious that the armies must be properly equipped and be supplied with the best possible weapons and equipment. We need not look far back in history to see what happens when this is NOT done. And in this respect it must forever redound to our shame that we sent our soldiers into this most modern war with weapons and equipment that were quite inadequate; we have only ourselves to blame for the disasters that early overtook us in the field. Surely we must never let this happen again; nor will we. And we can show our earnestness in this respect during this ‘Salute the Soldier’ Campaign. (Source: The Memoirs of Field Marshall Montgomery, Collins 1958)

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