HC Deb 13 May 1915 vol 71 cc1803-4
33. Mr. FELL

asked the Solicitor-General if newspaper correspondents are allowed to accompany the Expeditionary Forces at the Dardanelles and send for publication long detailed accounts of the operations there which appear in the Press promptly; and if he will say what is the reason why this theatre of operations is alone given this privilege of publicity?


Yes, Sir. A very limited number of correspondents has been sent to the Dardanelles. The admission of correspondents with the British Forces in France has been regulated so as to comply with the conditions being followed by the French military authorities in regard to the presence of correpondents with the French Forces. From time to time British and French Press representatives have been allowed to pay visits of limited duration to their respective Armies. The circumstances in which the operations are being conducted in France and the Dardanelles are essentially different for these purposes.


Are these correspondents in the Dardanelles there with the sanction of the French authorities?


That really does not arise there in the same degree as on the Continent.