HC Deb 29 February 1916 vol 80 c880

asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been drawn to the account which, under the title of "Canada in Flanders," has been published of the doings of the Canadian Expeditionary Force; whether he is aware of the anxiety in England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales to be furnished with similar accounts of the actions in which their troops have been engaged; and whether the War Office will sanction arrangements with that object?


I have seen the volume in question, the value of which I fully recognise. The compilation of similar volumes for England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, treating separately of the exploits of the soldiers of those four kingdoms, respectively, raises different considerations. As my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister stated on the 24th February, a new series of descriptive accounts written up from official records is about to appear, but these will not deal with events on a national or, as has also been suggested, on a county basis. The time has not yet come for this, which, I think, is better left to private enterprise.