The Press: Blitz Between Covers

The first eyewitness book published in the. U. S. about Britain in its recent months of trial by bomb last week appeared. It was Report on England: November, 1940 (Simon & Schuster; $1.50), expanded from a series of newspaper stories written by Ralph McAllister Ingersoll, editor of Manhattan's afternoon tabloid, PM. He flew to Britain last fall, spent two weeks listening to air-raid alarms, looking at shelters, talking with newsmen, firemen, doctors, pilots, officials —including Winston Churchill, Ernest Bevin. Then he flew home.

A sensational piece of reporting was Ingersoll's first story, in which...

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