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Overstatement?

In response to:

The History of A. J. P. Taylor from the May 6, 1965 issue

To the Editors:

Mr. F. H. Hinsley calls it a “gaffe” when A.J.P. Taylor says that in the Great Famine all Ireland was a Belsen. I was with a Quaker relief unit at Belsen, and I have read Miss Woodham-Smith’s book about the Irish famine. I see no “gaffe”.

J. M. Hinton

Fellow and Tutor in philosophy,

Worcester College, Oxford.

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