Harold Thorby

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Person.png Harold Thorby  Rdf-icon.png
(politician)
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Born2 October 1888
Died1 January 1973 (Age 84)
NationalityAustralian

Harold Thorby was an Australian War Minster, mostly known for his 1938 quote:

“We the government have vital information which we cannot disclose. It is upon this knowledge that we make decisions. You, who are merely private citizens, have no access to this information. Any criticism you make of our policy, any controversy about it in which you may indulge, will therefore be uninformed and valueless. If, in spite of your ignorance, you persist in questioning our policy, we can only conclude that you are disloyal.”
Harold Thorby (1938)  [1]