19 JULY 1940, Page 15


silt,—This is no time for nice distinctions or pedantic definitions. Dr. Bailey must know full well what the words " siege " and " besieged" convey to the ordinary person, and anyone of influence who applies them to this country at this stage of our history does the Nation and the cause for which it is fighting a grave disservice.—Yours, &c.,

The Vicarage, Lytham, Lancs. H. L. FOSBROOKIL