4 FEBRUARY 1938, Page 6

I suggested in this column not long ago that the

extensive plans Herr Hitler had in hand for the rebuilding of Berlin might be regarded as a pointer towards peace, for you do not spend millions on constructions which you think may probably enough be bombed to pieces before their roofs are on. But the latest accounts of the magnitude of the Ffihrer's projects might almost suggest the opposite. So vast is the clearance needed for the new buildings that the simplest way to effect it might be to have a few acres of the capital bombed into dust. But the enemy bombers might, of course, bomb the wrong fev,