Letters, Jun. 12, 1939

Guilty, Not Guilty


You score a fair debating point in TIME, May 8, in citing me (among other distinguished false prophets) as having said that the Czechoslovak Army would fight before it would yield. Writing in mid-Atlantic with no records by me, I think I am right in saying that I prophesied that the Czechoslovak Army would fight Germany rather than yield to her. I did not envisage Czechoslovakia being confronted by the hostile coalition of Great Britain, France, Italy or Germany, although I always knew that Mr. Chamberlain would try to abandon her. Actually, this hostile coalition...

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