§ Mr. George Hall
This is only one of many claims arising out of the Spanish Civil War. The outbreak of the present war interfered with the preparation and presentation of these claims, which would have imposed a disproportionate strain upon the depleted staffs of the various Departments concerned. The matter has not, however, been overlooked and it is intended to press this and other connected claims as soon as this is practicable. The delay in presenting this claim has not entailed any personal hardship, as the dependants and the injured parties had already, in 1939, received the compensation to which they were entitled under the Naval regulations.