Letters, May 15, 1944

Sirs:

Apparently war, like nature, may sometimes imitate art. While browsing through British Admiralty files for historical background on the self-propelled two-man torpedo, I came across this 1912 cartoon. Alsop's Ale (the hero's fuel) was Britain's favorite brew in 1912—as well known as Bass is today. The resemblance between Cartoonist Quick's conception and the real two-man article of today (TIME, May 1) is uncanny.

DENNIS SCANLAN

London

The Thin Men

Sirs:

The sons of the New Jersey farmers who drove out the fine Japanese "Thin Men" (TiME, April 24) will feel very proud of...