Letter: Why we had to finish Hitler

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The Independent Online
WHAT A pity we didn't have John Charmley with us in 1939] He could have warned of the economic and political cost of war with Hitler ('What if Churchill had sued for peace in 1941?', 10 January). His advice might have preserved our wealth and Empire. Even better, it might have secured contracts for building gas chambers throughout the Nazi world and support for our atom bomb development until, combined with Nazi rocketry, we jointly subjugated the United States - Hitler's 'second Israel'.

Instead, we decided not to watch nation after nation being subjected to crimes already inflicted on the Germans.

H M Gordon-Williams

East Sussex