Letters, Apr. 20, 1931

Swinish

Sirs:

Your issue of March 30, end of second complete paragraph, has—"In March the British 5th Army under General Gough ran before the last desperate German offensive." This, sir, is a pretty swinish thins to write: the sth Army did not run before any attack, at any time. My own battalion—one of all those who stood and fought—was reduced to about 80 men out of (on the 21st) some 790. The '"bite" resulted from the lack of reserves to support the first three lines in those last days of the month. . ....

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