10 MAY 1945

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Progress at San Francisco

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Concerned as delegates at San Francisco must be over the Polish deadlock, they have not allowed it to interfere with their work of constitution-making. Much of the most...


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T HE news of the arrest of the Polish political leaders by the Russians has fallen like a bomb among the Allies assembled at San Francisco to plan world security. Nothing that...

Germany in Subjection

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The Government of Germany has ceased to exist, and with its eclipse the Allied Commanders, who have been the supreme autho- rities in territory as it has been conquered, now...

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Where War Continues

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The war in the Far East has now become our supreme military consideration. In spite of the intensity of the struggle in Europe during the last year Allied operations in the East...

The Two Italys

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The liberation of northern Italy, as had been foreseen, instantly brought to the fore vigorous political elements very different from those which have stood behind the Rome...

The Date of the Election

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The end of the war in Europe marks also the ending of a political phase in the life of this country. It demands at the earliest suitable date the holding of a general election...

Parties and Programmes

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The statement of policy giving seven points on which the Liberal Party will fight the election serves once again to show that dividing- lines between the parties depend rather...

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ERMANIA fuit — Germany is a thing that was. The assertion rests for justification not on any vainglorying of the victors, ut on the unprompted confessions of Germany's latest...

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N O one wants to propagate hatred now that the war is over, but sound judgements must be based on hard facts, and hard facts such as some which have just been sent me, ought...

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By STRATEGICUS LMOST exactly five years after the German armies moved west against the Low Countries, France and ourselves they ave surrendered unconditionally through their...

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By SIR ARTHUR SALTER, M.P. A glimpse at least is given us in the important official statement issued on April 3oth by the combined British, American and Canadian Conference at...

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• By DR. C. K. ALLEN (Warden of Rhodes Douse) Between 1903 and 1913 (after which date elections automatically ceased), 55 German Rhodes Scholars came to Oxford. In 1916 the...

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By CAPTAIN, B.L.A . In Germany. S OLDIERS, back from leave in England, speak enthusiastically of their experiences. It appears that the switching-on of the lights was as...

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By HAROLD NICOLSON T is a commonplace of higtory that Coalitions, formed for joint effort against a common danger, are liable to disintegrate when nce that danger has been...

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THE shade of Oscar Wilde would surely feel that the screen version of his Portrait of Dorian Gray represents a humdrum society's final revenge for his mockeries. His work has...

The Royal Academy. 177th Exhibition. "Leslie Hurry." At the

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ART Redfern Galleries.—" School of Paris." At the Lefevre Galleries The word " academic " has, pf late, come to be used as a term of disparagement, and indeed its implication...

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CONCENTRATION CAMPS SIR,—Two comments are suggested by references in The

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Spectator of May 4th to the horrors of Buchenwald. " Janus " does not seem very reasonable in his somewhat ponderous rebuke to Mr. Ness Edwards. One might have thought that...


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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Snt,—The "great debate" on the horrors of the German concentration camps is likely to continue for some time ; may I be permitted to add a few words to...

RECONCILIATION THROUGH SCHWEITZER SIR, —Your inspiring article by George Seaver appearing

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in The Spectator of January 12th is probably the best proof of how Germans and French can be reconciled, for although Albert Schweitzer was born in Alsace, yet he was the eldest...

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SIR, —In a recent issue of The Spectator your correspondent, Mr. Main- waring Burton, quoted the reply made by an African Oxford graduate upon being asked where and when he had...


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Sta,—May I support Dr. Gilbert Murray's plea for the creation of 3 "Prisoner's Charter " as part of the Covenant of any International Organisation that may be set up? As Dr....


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SIR,—In addition to the two reasons given by "Janus " for changing the German capital from Berlin, there is a third, equally important. The inevitable result of making the...


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SIR,—Complete harmony is so vital for the San Francisco conference and all the conferences to which it is the prelude that it is most desir- able that all reports and comments...


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SIR,—Interesting as Mr. H. D. Walston's article is, he would probably agree that milk-production is rather too complicated a subject for a single short article. Mr. Walston...


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SIR,—It has been alleged that, as a result of the dispute between the E.B.C. and the National Association of Symphony Orchestras, there will be fewer broadcasts of symphonic...

A U-BOAT IN THE THAMES SIR,—In " A Spectator's Notebook

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" a April 27th, " Janus " remarks on a drawing of a U-boat lying in the Thames flying the Imperial German Ensign having been seen in a German house by Wing Commander Nigel...

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A New Life

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Four Years' Harvest. By Frances Donaldson. (Faber and Faber. 7s. 6d.) MRS. DONALDSON, as she described in her earlier Approach to Farm- ing, decided to buy a farm when. her...


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Topical Commentaries For the Time Being. By W. H. Auden. (Faber and Faber. 8s. 6d.) THIS latest •book of Mr. Auden's contains two works—a commen- tary on The Tempest and a...

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The Great Club

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Through My Garden date. By Newman Flower. (Cassell. 5s.) SURELY the largest club in the world is the Gardeners' Club. Sir Newman Flower is one of its veteran members. His little...

The Unknown Schubert

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Schubert. By Arthur Hutchings. (Dent. 6s. 6d.) SCHUBERT has not been well served by his biographers or critics, and Mr. Arthur Hutchings in this new volume which replaces in...

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Problems of S.E. Europe

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Economic Development in S.E. Europe. With an Introduction by Professor David Mitrany. (P.E.P. : Political and Economic Planning. 10s. 6d.) P.E.P. commends this study on the...


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The Wide Net, and Other Stories. By Eudora_ Welty. (The Bodley Head. 7s. 6d.) The Lost Week-End. By Charles Jackson. (The Bodley Head. 8s. 6d.) The Wide Net is Eudora Welty's...

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THE SPECTATOR" CROSSWORD No. 322 [A Book Token for one

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guinea will be awarded to the sender of the first correct solution of this week's crossword to be opened after noon on Tuesday week, May 22nd. Envelopes should be received hot...


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SOLUTION ON MAY 25th The winner of Crossword No. 320 iS DR. W. EGGELING, Upper Fife. Largo,

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THAT insufficiently appreciated poet—and great botanist—Lord de Tabley wrote, in

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regard to Northern England: Flower upon flower expands : May reigns in hawthorn lands. Gone are the saffron daughters of the snow. This surprising May the snow arrived at a...

The New English Review, May, 1945. (Eyre and Spottiswoode. 3s.

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6d. THIS monthly periodical, now revived under the editorship of Douglas Jerrold, makes an excellent fresh start in its May number. It contains two articles of exceptional...

Shorter Notices

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Lovely Is the Lee. By Robert Gibbings. (Dent. 12s. 6d.) LOVELY is the Lee no doubt ; but that is not Mr. Gibbings' theme —not, anyway, more than an incidental phase of it. His...