2 SEPTEMBER 1972, Page 23

Deep red?

Sir: As Peter Flinn queries my description of Willy Brandt, alias Herbert Frahm, as politically deep red, I give some extracts from Herr Branch's own book In Exile (1971), which consists of letters and speeches of the ' thirties and 'forties with recent notes by him.

Brandt states that he went to Norway in 1933 and joined the NAP, a socialist party, which he state; had been part of the Cornintern until 1923, and which he describes as completely Marxist in his own time there. As this party was not left-wing enough for him he joined a more extreme group.

He proudly relates how he went to Spain in 1937 to help the red regime. In his recently written notes, he makes the usual absurd claim that to do this was not to help communism, for there were no communist ministers in the red government at the beginning of the Civil War. In the section written during the Civil War, Herr Brandt/ Frahm however stated that: "The CP . .. has now become the central Political force in anti-Fascist Spain • . . The Russians really want Franco beaten. And without Russian military aid it would already have long been over . . . Although it [the Communist Partya does not have its hands on the reins of government, it still dominates the greater part of the apparatus of the

state . . The officers are largely in the CP organisation, and the overwhelming majority of the Police are in their hands." In short, the Brandt of 1971 openly boasts Of his activities which he admits Would have meant a communist


I have seen no evidence to suggest that Brand was ever a member of the Communist Party, although several of his colleagues in the present Bonn government were, but whatever their opinions today, such people are often liable to blackmail by the Soviets. Dr J. Weissbach, writing in the Munich Deutsche National Zeitung, September 3, 1971, claims to have interviewed, in Cuba, Ramon Guitierrez who was a member of the department of the Soviet secret police concerned with introducing heroin and other drugs to the West. Guitierrez describes himself as well satisfied with the Brandt regime, for, he says, if Brandt ever tried seriously to hinder the Soviets' heroin-peddling activities in Germany, the Soviets would speedily make even more discreditable facts about Brandt's former communist links known.

Such is Brandt, the pro-Europe fanatic, who, this February, stated that he foresaw a Euro-army within ten years. Let us recall that Marx and Stalin laid down a united Europe as an essential pre-requisite for a World Soviet Union. Let us recall too that on the occasion of signing the Treaty this January our Prime Minister emphasised that the next stage must be extensive co-operation with the Eastern bloc to make a new greater Europe.

K. T. Moore 20 Queenborough Gardens, Ilford,