22 AUGUST 1941, Page 13


Sus,—In vie ' of the conflicting claims as to whether the V signifies a British or a Germag victory, it would seem appropriate to call the attention of the perplexed peoples of Europe, including the Germans, to the prophetic pronouncement of Hitler himself (vide Mein Kanzpf, Hurst and Blacket: edn., p. 279), where he says:

" The British nation will therefore be considered as the most valuable ally in the world as long as it can be counted upon to show that brutality and tenacity in its government, as well as in the spirit of the broad masses, which enables it to carry through to victory any struggle that it once enters upon, no matter how long such a struggle may last or however great the sacrifice that may be necessary or whatever the means that have to be employed ; and all this even though the actual military equipment at hand may be utterly inadequate when compared with that of other nations."