Search JTA's historical archive dating back to 1923

Britain Charged in Commons with Selling Sherman Tanks Meant for Egypt

June 13, 1956
See Original Daily Bulletin From This Date

The charge that Britain had sold nearly 400,000 pounds worth of new and secondhand Sherman tanks and spare parts for them at bargain prices to a dealer who resold them to Egypt was made in Commons today by Norman Dodds, Labor M.P.

When he attempted to get G.E.P. Thorneycroft, president of the Board of Trade to give the House details about the sale, the latter refused on the grounds that it would be improper to disclose the details of any specific transaction. Mr. Thorneycroft insisted that the export license covering the tanks had been “issued in the ordinary way under proper supervision.”

Recommended from JTA