I read with interest the five reminiscences of World War II (Perspective, Nov. 4). I enjoyed the three relating to the European phase of the conflict, but the reminiscences of the war against Japan by Grant K. Goodman ’46 and Frank Bailey ’48 were disturbing. At least Mr. Bailey showed some remorse at the shooting of a helpless man by his buddy, but Mr. Goodman appeared to gloat over the indignity and psychological torture inflicted on Japanese captives. It appears that American disregard of international law and human rights, especially where non-European enemies are concerned, has a longer history than we like to think.

Garth Stevenson *71