Internationalism's grand old man, Jan Christian Smuts, had evidently pondered the recent upsurge of British pity for defeated, miserable Germany (TIME, Nov. 5). Last week, in a speech at Capetown, Field Marshal Smuts said what pitying British M.P.s had neglected to say in their House of Commons debate:

"You see today a ruined Europe. If tomorrow you hear of suffering, disease, starvation and death on a large scale unknown before in times of peace, remember that that was in the first place the curse of Hitler and in the second place the dreadful responsibility of the German people who allowed...

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