Oral Answers to Questions — Typhus (Eastern Europe).

– in the House of Commons on 21st January 1942.

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Photo of Sir Francis Fremantle Sir Francis Fremantle , St Albans

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has now any information as to the prevalence of typhus, otherwise known as camp or jail fever, on the Russian front and in Eastern and South-Eastern Europe?

Photo of Mr Anthony Eden Mr Anthony Eden , Warwick and Leamington

The information in my possession indicates that there has been a marked increase of typhus on the German side of the Russian front and in Eastern and South-Eastern Europe. No statistics of the number of cases can be obtained. From motives which my hon. Friend will understand, the German authorities prefer to keep these figures secret.