HC Deb 30 October 1956 vol 558 c129W
84. Mr. Janner

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that senior serving British officers fraternised with and publicly eulogised convicted German war criminals at the Afrika Korps reunion on 29th September last; and if he will make a statement thereon, including what steps he proposes to take to prevent the recurrence of such incidents.

Mr. F. Maclean

I am aware that certain senior officers of the British Army attended the fifth reunion of the Afrika Korps at which the President of the union, the former Field Marshal Kesselring, was present. No speeches were made by any member of the British Army. I do not consider that it would be in the interests of Anglo-German relations for officers to boycott these reunions when invited as guests.