LETTER: The good name of Arnhem survivors

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From Ms Margaret van den Bergh

Sir: As the wife of one of the "proud survivors of Arnhem" referred to by Christopher Dobson (9 February), I take exception to his innuendo that they were "no angels". There can be no comparison between the behaviour of those splendid men and that of the present-day hooligans.

My husband was, in fact, a commando - something I hesitate to mention in the presence of the younger generation, to whom the word conjures up images of machismo and brutish behaviour. Nothing could have been further from the attitudes of those idealistic and dedicated young men.

Sincerely,

MARGARET VAN DEN BERGH

Tunbridge Wells,

Kent

10 February

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