HC Deb 30 July 1941 vol 373 cc1389-90
27. Mr. Granville

asked the Minister of Information whether he is making arrangements for radio pictures of the Russian-German fighting to be received and published in this country?

Mr. Bracken

Two large consignments of photographs relating to the war on the Russian fronts have been received from the Soviet authorities and distributed to the Press by the Ministry of Information. Measures are being pushed forward to enable pictures from Moscow to be transmitted to and received in this country by radio.

Mr. Granville

Would my right hon. Friend bear in mind that the first pictures which came of Russian fighting were from the German Propaganda Bureau, and as the radio-picture system is the only system to get pictures over here, will he give all encouragement to it?

Mr. Bracken

The only receiving office was blitzed some time ago, and apparently no great effort was made to repair it. When I was told about it I put an engineer on to the job, with orders to report to me every morning on the progress of the repairing of the machine. Yesterday I told him to report in the afternoon as well. I am assured that the machine will be ready before the middle of next week.