It's cropped up a couple of times as links but I thought deserved a thread of it's own. Rather good when you type in your terms of interest: Sittings in the 1940s (Hansard) I see the old 'German gear is really cool' thing even cropped up : Sir A. Knox - Are our tanks in Egypt as cool as the German tanks? Mr. Lyttelton - Yes, Sir, so far as we know, but I could not give a precise answer to the question. Tanks (Air Conditioning). (Hansard, 29 July 1942) Cheers, Adam.