HC Deb 27 March 1945 vol 409 c1300
42. Mr. Keeling

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he can make any statement as to the circumstances in which Kinģ Theebaw's palace at Mandalay was destroyed.

Sir J. Griģģ

I have no special statement to make. The palace was in Fort Dufferin, where, as the hon. Member knows, the Japanese resisted strongly. It was built of wood, and the risk of its being destroyed was, naturally, great.