26 JULY 1940, Page 15


StR,—Though it is with hesitation that I question so great an authority on tanks as Sir Ernest Swinton, I would like to point out that there is a distinct difference between a general project and a plan. That from the initiation of the tank idea and long before the machine was produced such projects existed is true; but I still hold that the first plan with a definite locality in view and comprising the necessary details of a plan was for the landing operation I outlined in your issue of June 28th. Actually, the first plan put into operation did not take effect uctil September, 1916.—Yours faithfully,