HC Deb 16 February 1948 vol 447 c816
38. Mr. Blackburn

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will make a statement on the circumstances in which one British soldier was killed and two British soldiers injured in Salonika on Tuesday, 10th February.

Mr. McNeil

My information is that the British victims of the rebel bombardment of Salonika in the early morning of 10th February were on guard duty in a car park in the centre of the city at the time of the bombardment. It is, I am sure, the wish of the House that I should express its deepest sympathy with the relatives of the victims of this unhappy incident.

Mr. Blackburn

Does my right hon. Friend not consider this bombardment of an open city to be an act of unparalleled barbarism in time of peace; and is he aware that the death of this British soldier was approved by the "Daily Worker" and the Communists in this country?