Letter: Mortal danger in the heart of Europe

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From The Rev P. J. W. Raine, DFC

Sir: While our political leaders wring their hands and do little about the civil war in Yugoslavia, am I alone in recalling the response of ordinary people in the Thirties, when Spain was involved in an equally vicious civil conflict and democratic politicians remained firmly on the sidelines?

Is there not now the opportunity for those who are moved by the horrific events in Bosnia to follow the example of these who in 1937 and 1938 fought with the International Brigade in an effort to withstand a fascist dictator?

Yours faithfully,

P. J. W. Raine

Salisbury, Wiltshire

17 July