Books: Where Ignorant Armies Clash

THE WIND Is RISING-H. M. Tomlinson -Atlantlc-Little, Brown ($2.50).

This is not only another eloquent book about the Battle of Britain. It is an even more eloquent book about the battle of H. M. Tomlinson, who sees that war is destroying the civilization of Britain even more effectively than the Nazis.

Author Tomlinson (The Sea and the Jungle, Gallions Reach) is a writer with a very simple mind, almost tactile vision, and a somewhat self-conscious style that is widely considered good prose. A brilliant war correspondent in 1914-17, he grew to hate war so bitterly that he wrote Mars His Idiot, one of...

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