Glasgow, 30th September 1938.
DISTRESS IN SPAIN.
Work of Scottish Ambulance Unit.
For many weeks the horizon has been overcast, the nations trembling on the brink of War. With the abyss yawning at their feet, the changes have been kaleidoscopic. From the depths of despair many of the people have been raised to heights of delirious joy unprecedented in the annals of a nation famous for its self-restraint. Life is being taken up again with uplifted spirit in the hope that it means permanent Peace.
My particular problem - succouring the Spanish people, the wounded, the sick and the starving, which the world had almost forgotten, is still unsolved. I came home from the Teruel Front two months ago for consultation on urgent problems and what was then termed a "much-needed rest". The rest, save the mark! has proved more strenuous than my two years' work among the stricken, but courageous, people of Spain.
To describe the many facets of our work is impossible, but perhaps I may be permitted to quote a short extract from the letter of congratulation which our Chairman, Sir Daniel Stevenson, received on his eighty-seventh birthday from Mr. Harry Stow, Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce of Madrid and grandson of the eminent educationist David Stow :