Oral Answers to Questions — Bombing of Italy

– in the House of Commons on 14th October 1942.

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

asked the Prime Minister whether he has any official information to show that the Italian Air Force are assisting the Luftwaffe on the Russian front; and, if so, why do we not attack military targets in Italy, particularly in Rome and in the Val d'Aosta, in order to assist our Russian Allies by opening a second aerial front in Italy?

Photo of Mr Clement Attlee Mr Clement Attlee , Stepney Limehouse

Operational matters cannot be dealt with suitably at Question time.

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

Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether any communications, direct or indirect, have passed between His Majesty's Government and any authority in Italy regarding aerial action by us against Italy; and, further, whether the time has not arrived for us to assist our Army in Egypt by bombing the source of power which supplies the transport of German troops to Egypt?