25 OCTOBER 1940, Page 5

Who, I wonder, was responsible for the astonishing biiise of

releasing for publication, or passing for publication, in the daily papers, a photograph of what was left of an apartment-house in Berlin after a raid by the R.A.F.? Day after day we are told the R.A.F. confines its attention to military objectives. Every- one knows, of course, that even so, some non-military objectives must inevitably get hit, but deliberately to choose a wrecked apartment-house for illustration is gratuitious to the point of stupefaction. The wrecking, moreover, was not half as effective as most German wreckings here. JArtus.