HC Deb 07 July 1943 vol 390 cc2082-3
36. Miss Ward

asked the Minister of Information whether he will arrange for the publication in book form of the citations for which Victoria Crosses have been awarded?

Mr. Thurtle

These heroic deeds receive wide publicity in the Press and on the radio, and I should not have thought that there was any big demand for them to be published in book form for sale at home. But I am having inquiries made and if these show that there is such a demand the Ministry will see what can be done about it.

Miss Ward

Will my hon. Friend bear in mind the possibility that the relatives would like to have a record of these citations on their bookshelves?

Mr. Thurtle

Certainly, Sir.

Viscountess Astor

Would it not be a good idea to have these citations in book form so that, after the war, they could be read out once a year to the school children?

Mr. Thurtle

I can assure the Noble Lady that her suggestion will be borne in mind.