Oral Answers to Questions — Italy (Allied Attacks)

– in the House of Commons on 29th September 1942.

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Photo of Commander Sir Archibald Southby Commander Sir Archibald Southby , Epsom

asked the Prime Minister how many times since Italy entered the war have we attacked military targets on the mainland of Italy; and whether any attack has as yet been made upon the important hydroelectric installations situated in Northern Italy?

Photo of Mr Winston Churchill Mr Winston Churchill , Epping

The answer to the first part of the Question is that military targets on the mainland of Italy have been attacked 104 times by the Royal Air Force. In addition, there have been a number of naval bombardments;, including that of Genoa on 9th February, 1941, and on the night of 10th–11th February, 1941, as the House will remember, British parachute troops were landed in Southern Italy. The answer to the second part is "No, Sir."