HC Deb 07 March 1944 vol 397 c1861
38. Mr. Bartle Bull

asked the Secretary of State for War whether it is the practice of the Army authorities in Italy to furnish supplies to adult virile male Italians who decline, when requested, to do any work to assist our troops.

Sir J. Griģģ

No, Sir. I am not aware of any such practice.

Mr. Astor

Is a virile Italian an Italian who is as strong as a bull?