6 NOVEMBER 1942, Page 14


STR,—You write in "Notes of the Week ": "A glance at a large-scale map will show . . ." Surely you mean a small-scale map? In other wars we have all demanded large-scale maps. In this only very small- scale maps are of any use to the strategist. He seeks a simultaneous glance at a good part of Europe, Africa, Asia, Australasia, the Pacific and a bit of North America. If such a map were a hundred yards long, the scale would still be not large. Even if the wars against Germany and Japan are separated the small scale is still necessary.—Yours faith-