Sir,—The Government must be credited with the wish to do all they can to succour the most pitiable of His Majesty’s subjects from slow starvation and death by cold and cruel usage.  But the winter is close upon them, and when we hear of military orders from the Chief of the German War Staff to intern French prisoners—as soon as captured—in the open air, and keep them with as little food as possible for 24 hrs as a kind of foretaste of their captivity, we shudder to think what may possibly be the lot of our own unhappy men who in this critical time fall into the enemy’s hands.  Have the Churches done, or are they doing, all that might be done to strengthen the hands of the Government?

(Times, 11 October 1918, p. 11)