§ 43. Lieut.-Colonel POWNALL
asked the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been called to a statement that Belgian soldiers have recently arrived at Mons who have only just escaped from a German prisoners of war camp at Quedlimburg, in the Harz Mountains; and 386 whether, in view of their statement, that there are still a number of Allied prisoners of war in that camp, he will have immediate inquiries made?
§ 56. Major HURST
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that hopes have been aroused in the families of missing soldiers by an allegation published in the Press on the 28th November, to the effect that a number of Allied prisoners of war were still confined at Quedlimburg, in the Harz Mountains; and whether he will make a definite statement on this subject?
The British Military Mission in Berlin has been asked to investigate immediately this story about Quedlimburg, but I am afraid it is most improbable that anything will come of it—at any rate so far as British prisoners of war are concerned.