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Captured Enemy Weapons

Volume 498: debated on Wednesday 9 April 1952

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asked the Secretary of State for War the nature of the weapons of Czech manufacture captured by Her Majesty's forces in Korea; and what were the dates of manufacture.

It is not possible to say which national contingent or unit captured any particular weapon in Korea. I am informed that the United Nations forces have captured small quantities of the following weapons of Czech manufacture: three types of 7.92 mm. machine guns, two types of 7.92 mm. rifle, machine carbines and a 7.62 mm. pistol. Except for the light machine gun ZB26, which was manufactured in 1937, I have no information about the dates of manufacture of these captured weapons, but all were designed before or during the 1939–45 War.