you published a letter from John Cameron (Letters, 8 August) defending the brutal murder of 129,00 Japanese civilians in 1945.

This, apparently to “save lives” and “worked”, although I think we can be sure that the dead of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, if they had been able to have any say in the matter, would not have agreed to be incinerated to save the lives of an unknown number of Japanese and American servicemen. But Mr Cameron is careful in expressing his support for this particular mass murder inasmuch as it is not a singular view but was formed in debate with his fellow churchmen. Something I would have thought that he would also have wanted to keep to himself.

Ian Haddow

Sidmount Avenue


Dumfries and Galloway

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