SIR,—The "Four Power Pact," which has been received with such enthusiasm, is after all merely a sign of weakness on the part of the Allies, and a sign that the policy of Hitler has proved most effective. The whole object of the Germans has been, in a sense, forced upon them by the unyielding attitude of France and Britain over the Treaty of Versailles.
The Treaty of Versailles produced Hitler and Nazism, and Hitler has produced the new German Army, which in its turn has extended German influence right through the very centre of Europe. Having gained so much without having fired a shot, why should he halt now? Is it not more likely that the "Four Power Pact " will give him breathing space to further consolidation before he makes a final demand for the return of all German colonies?
Having created Hitler and the German Army, there seems little possibility of avoiding an ultimate war, unless the nations of Europe agree to scrap the Treaty of Versailles plus all debts, return all colonies to Germany, re-create International Law, agree to recognise the rights of small nations, and further agree that the principle of obtaining justice through violence is an evil not a good.
EDWARD INMAN. 31, Grange Park, Ealing, W.5.