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Wednesday, 25 March 1942

Senator FRASER - The Minister for the Army has supplied the following answer : -

No. The Government has already issued a public statement that " We have expressed to Major-General Gordon Bennett our confidence in him. His leadership and conduct were in complete conformity with his duty to the men under his command and to his country. He remained with his men until the end, completed all formalities in connexion with the surrender and then took the opportunity and risk of escaping."

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