GERMANY: The Inheritors

The first book fully to report the effect of the Russian war on the German home front was published last week. Earnest young (27) Correspondent Howard K. Smith (U.P., CBS) got the jump on his interned colleagues by walking through the drab, green station doors of Basle, Switzerland on the day the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. Last Train From Berlin (Cresset Press; London) is mostly the story of what happened in Germany between June 22 and Dec. 6 last year.

Until the Wehrmacht attacked Russia "war wasn't so bad. It was not a...

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