Books: Rust

BEHIND THE STEEL WALL—Arvid Fredborg—Viking ($3).

Arvid Fredborg is a young Swedish journalist who represented Stockholm's Svenska Dagbladet in Berlin from February 1941, to the end of May 1943. Behind the Steel Wall was written from private notes just after the author had quit the Third Reich following a series of discreet warnings from his friends. His book, in easy, gossipy pages, presents the most up-to-date picture of Germany from within. It is the picture of a war machine that is being run without provision for maintenance. It is coughing and bucking, and a...

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