30 JANUARY 1942, Page 13

SIR,—Professor Gilbert Murray's arguments in support of his attempt to

bring Captain Balfour into the grasp of " Clause 78b " are far- fetched and unconvincing.

Captain Balfour probably had in mind that the Germans will never cease their war-mongering until they have been treated in the same way as they treat others. I was educated in Germany, and after more than fifty years' business and social relationship with Germans I am of the same opinion. It is an opinion held by many in this country who have had similar experience, and also held by many Germans, both Nazi and anti-Nazi.—Yours faithfully,

Bittemoor, Cleeve Hill, Cheltenham. J. H. FLExmAx.