Books: In Lieu of Zola

I SAW IT HAPPEN IN NORWAY—Carl J. Hambro—Appleton-Century ($2.50).

J'ACCUSE!—THE MEN WHO BETRAYED FRANCE— André Simone—Dial ($2.50).

TRAGEDY IN FRANCE—André Maurois—Harper ($2).

EUROPE IN THE SPRING—Clare Boothe—Knopf ($2.50).

There is no Zola to describe The Debacle of 1940. But the eyewitness reports have already begun. Four important books now report how Norway was seized, why Holland fell, why France folded. One is by a Norwegian (Carl J. Hambro). Two are by Frenchmen (Andr Maurois, André Simone). One is by a U. S. woman (Clare Boothe).

Carl J. Hambro is President of the Norwegian Storting (Parliament)....

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