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German Generals (Guards Of Honour)

Volume 411: debated on Tuesday 29 May 1945

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asked the Secretary of State for War if he will issue instructions that British troops in Italy are in no circumstances to mount guards of honour for German generals in prisoner-of-war camps.

A guard of honour as laid down in paragraph 961 of King's Regulations consists of 50 other ranks, two officers, one carrying a regimental colour, and a band. I need hardly say that such a guard is never provided for prisoners of war, of whatever rank, and I do not believe that one was provided in the case to which my hon. Friend refers. Inquiries are, however, being made.