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Friday, 21 November 1941

Senator KEANE - The Minister for the Armyhas supplied the following answers: -

1.   General Sir Thomas Blarney stated, "The object in battle is to develop the maximum of fire power in order to permit the infantry to close with the enemy. The bayonet then becomes the decisi veweapon ".

2.   The ammunition allotted for the training year 1941-42 represents an increase of approximately 25 per cent. for all riflemen, or an increase of 3,000,000 rounds, as compared with the last training year, and is in allcases more than that allotted for training in the United Kingdom.

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