§ 17. Mr. Mander
asked the Minister of Information why Sir Nevile Henderson's recent book was serialised in the Yugoslav Press through the instrumentality of the British Press Attaché at Belgrade; and whether he is aware that some of the passages selected have been greatly resented and were looked upon for a time as German propaganda?
§ The Minister of Information (Mr. Duff Cooper)
The book was serialised in one Jugoslav newspaper not through the instrumentality of the British Press Attaché, but through a British news agency. The selection of the extracts published was made by the newspaper. Reports from Belgrade do not confirm that certain passages were greatly resented. But in any event a book must be considered as a whole and I am satisfied that Sir Nevile Henderson's book, far from being looked on as German propaganda, demonstrates the responsibility of Germany for the outbreak of war.