HC Deb 21 March 1945 vol 409 cc814-5
67. Mr. Rhys Davies

asked the Minister of Information whether the B.B.C. keeps a record of the number of enemy fighting personnel killed, wounded and captured by the Allies in Europe since the outbreak of the present war as announced over our radio from time to time; and, if so, will he state the total up to date.

The Minister of Information (Mr. Brendan Bracken)

No, Sir. The B.B.C. keep no such records of their own. They include figures of enemy casualties in their bulletins as and when these are available.

Mr. Davies

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that, according to B.B.C. reports over the air, the Allies have killed or captured the whole of the German Army three or four times over? Will he therefore ask the B.B.C. to be a little more sparing with the figure nought in future?

Mr. Bracken

When a pacifist takes to wise-cracking, there is not much humour as a result.