17 AUGUST 1944, Page 11

SIR,—Is it not a fact that the innocent must suffer

for the guilty? No doubt many Germans are shocked beyond measure at deeds done in their name. There are also British shocked beyond measure at Munich, and days before Munich. Yet these same British are now, without squealing, paying for those days for which they were not responsible, with the lives of their husbands, their children and their friends. Why should not innocent Germans do the same?—Yours truly, Greenheys, Boar's Hill, Oxford. ROSAMOND LAWRENCE.