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Prisoners Of War (Film Exhibitions)

Volume 437: debated on Tuesday 6 May 1947

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asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that the film entitled "Gold," which is being shown in prisoner-of-war camps, is pro-Nazi, anti-British and antidemocratic in character; whether he will immediately withdraw this particular film; and what measures are taken to ensure that films shown to prisoners of war are suitable.

This film was passed by my Department some considerable time ago for showing to prisoners of war provided certain cuts were made in it. In view of the suggestions contained in the Question, I am having immediate steps taken to check that no uncut copies are being shown to prisoners of war. The arrangements at present in force are that no films are shown to prisoners of war unless they are found suitable by the German Section of the Foreign Office.