§ 48. Mr. KELLAWAY
asked the Prime Minister how many open towns and unfortified places in the United Kingdom have been attacked by Germany, and how many civilians have been killed and wounded, respectively, as a result of these operations?
§ Mr. BRACE
This question has been referred to the Home Office. The reply made on 22nd February last to a question by the hon. Member gave the number of civilians killed and injured in the bombardment of the Hartlepools, Scarborough, and Whitby by hostile warships. The figures were 127 killed and 567 injured.
There have been altogether fourteen attacks by hostile aircraft, extending over wide areas and chiefly directed against undefended towns, villages, and country districts. The total casualties in these raids are:—
- Killed, 56, of whom 24 were men (all of them civilians), 21 women, and 11 children.
- Wounded (so far as can be ascertained), 138, of whom 86 were men, 35 women, and 17 children.