14 FEBRUARY 1941, Page 16


SIR,—In his letter describing the treatment of a Sherborne deportee, Mr. E. H. Pease accuses the captain, officers, crew and guards on board the s.s. Dunera ' of grossly inhuman behaviour. May I suggest that, for the sake of their own good name and the peace of mind of their friends and relatives who may possibly have read Mr. Pease's letter, these men should be given an opportunity of clearing themselves of these charges?—Yours faithfully,

[An inquiry into the facts regarding the Dunera ' has been promised in Parliament.—ED., The Spectator.]