The attitude of His Majesty's Government remains that expressed in the statement made by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister on 25th October last regarding Nazi atrocities in occupied territory, when he said that "retribution for these crimes must henceforward take its place among the major purposes of the war." The principle of just retribution for such crimes is in no way inconsistent with the provisions of the Atlantic Charter.
Will my right hon. Friend bear in mind that we do not desire to see after this war what happened after the last war—violent promises like that about hanging the Kaiser, which were never carried out?