HC Deb 17 August 1916 vol 85 cc2068-9
91. Major HUNT

asked the Secretary of State for War whether' he has received accounts of Germans, after their trenches have been taken, lying hidden in their dugouts and calling out that they were wounded, and when our men went down to help them have murdered our officers and men with bombs and rifle fire; and, if so, whether he can have orders issued to put our officers and men on their guard against such treachery in the future?


I have seen in the Press statements that Germans behave in the manner stated in the first part of the question, but I am not aware that there is any official information to that effect. In any case I think the Commander-in-Chief of the British Armies in France can be trusted to give the necessary orders on a matter of this sort without any intervention from home.