16 FEBRUARY 1940, Page 22


SIR,—Regarding your footnote to the letter under the above heading last week, no one doubts the reliability of the journa- lists in Finland, but it is obvious that they can only send reports based on information supplied by the Finnish Govern- ment. Though I do not condone the attitude of the U.S.S.R., it would only be fair to hear their side as well as Finland's.—

[This is not so. The journalists in question are constantly in the front line or close to it, and send reports on the evi- dence of their own eyes.—ED. The Spectator.]