Britain did not stand alone

Nick Cohen ("Make the computers work first!", 1 October) certainly rivals Tony Blair for revisionist ignorance. Britain did not "stand alone until it was joined by the late Soviet Union". At the height of the Blitz, there were in the UK many thousands of troops and airmen from countries such as Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Rod Miller
Geneva, Switzerland

This article first appeared in the 15 October 2001 issue of the New Statesman, A nation in panic