30 DECEMBER 1972, Page 22

The spy left out in the cold

Sir: Thank you for drawing attention to the plight of Leopold Trepper (December 16). Our committee, which was formed to press for the release of Trepper from Poland has its counterparts in several other European countries where his name is better known. We, as a nation, have perhaps been tardy in recognising the heroism of foreigners whose sacrifices for the common cause in the last war contributed to the eventual victory. If any of your readers would like to assist the committee I should be pleased to hear from them.

Wendy Mantle Secretary, British Free Trepper Committee, 114 Mansfield Road, London NW3