SIR'-The dramatic collapse of the latest French "revolution" without bloodshed surprised the whole world. Explanations have been given in the press, the firm action of General de Gaulle, the solidarity of the workers, etc., but one measure which the French took has been completely ignored. On Monday, April 24, when tension was mounting at about 3 p.m. an announcer on the French Radio asked everyone to go to church at 7 p.m. the same evening and recite the Rosary for peace. Should it be impossible to attend church, then to do so in the home or wherever one found oneself.
The following morning the crisis was over, air traffic resumed, and life in general was back to normal.
Surely a striking demonstration of the efficacy of prayer.
W. B. J. Pemberton (Dr.) 50, Grange Road, London, S.E.l.