1 JUNE 1934, Page 19


[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.] SIR,—In my article on Germany in last week's number of The Spectator a paragraph regarding the S.S. detachments who mount guard over Herr Hitler and other Nazi leaders in Berlin and elsewhere might be read as if the number mentioned (1,500) represented the S.S. total for all Germany. What the actual total is very few people either in or out of Germany know, but it must be somewhere between 150,000 and 200,000. It is not to be assumed that any large pro- portion of these is equipped on the scale of the Berlin body- guard.—I am, Sir, &c., The Reform Club.

Wusozi Hrauus.