HC Deb 03 December 1941 vol 376 c1149W
Captain Anstruther-Gray

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty what steps are being taken to ensure that the propaganda value of photographs of such victories as the sinking of the "Bismarck" is not wasted through there being no official photographers present?

Sir V. Warrender

The number of official naval photographers has recently been considerably increased. In addition a number of cinematograph cameras has been acquired for issue to His Majesty's ships for operation by members of ships' companies. Although it is hoped that these measures will prevent historic pictures being missed, my hon. and gallant Friend will appreciate that on many occasions—notably the sinking of the "Bismarck"—the conditions have been such as to preclude any possibility of successful photography.