Books: The British Are the Pay-Off

TOP SECRET (373 pp.)—Ralph Ingersoll —Harcourt, Brace ($3).

Field Marshal Montgomery, says Ralph Ingersoll (The Battle Is the Pay-Off), was not only "a very bad general" but also a "boor." Supreme Allied Commander Eisenhower was not only a "political general" but succumbed to British pressure and "lost his nerve." Just before Franklin

Roosevelt died there was "very bad blood" between the President and Winston Churchill, because Roosevelt had refused to let British troops beat the Russians into Berlin. For this Churchill "never forgave" him.

These are some of the "secrets" in Top Secret: earnest, shrill...

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