Monty sat down and wrote to his men:
"You have given our families at home, and in fact the whole world, good news and plenty of it every day. . . .
"I doubt if our empire has ever possessed such a magnificent fighting machine as the Eighth Army; you made its name a household word all over the world.
" I thank each of you for what you have done.
"I am very proud of my Eighth Army.
"Let us make the enemy face up to and endure a first-class Dunkirk on the beaches of Tunis. The triumphant cry now is: Forward to Tunis! Drive...