Letter: Why not invite the Poles?

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I TOTALLY disagree with Terence Boughton about inviting the Russians to the D-Day commemoration (Letters, 1 May). He sees them as valuable allies in helping to defeat Nazi Germany, but for people from that part of Europe which fell into Russian hands at the end of the war, there was no liberation, only a change of occupation. Until the death of Stalin in 1953 there was continuing mass terror and deportations to the Gulag camps, which claimed several million lives.

Why not invite the Poles? They were also allies, although they lost more officers in the Gulag than in the war. They could put people like Mr Boughton in the picture.

I Pikelis

Birmingham

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