LETTER: Empire's fight against fascism

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From Mr John Faulls

Sir: What ignorance Niall Meehan shows to write that Britain ruled over

two-thirds of the Earth's surface when in fact never more than a quarter

of the map was ever coloured red. Of this, the four dominions were self-

governing, as was his own country, then called Eire. Provincial governments

had been set up in India by the act of 1935, and it was only a matter

of time before that country would have become independent if there had

been no war.

Within 30 years of the end of the war Britain gave up nearly all her

overseas territories with good grace. If Germany had won, Ireland would

now be part of a German Nazi empire.

Yours faithfully,



10 May