Books: One Man's War

THE NATIVES ARE FRIENDLY (222 pp.)—John R. Leeming—Dutton ($3).

The conscience of humanity has been shaken by those who went through the hell of the totalitarian concentration camps and lived to tell about it, in volume after volume of bleak horror. It is doubtful, however, that the world has yet heard anything to compare with the recital of Flight Lieut. John F. Leeming, R.A.F., who spent World War II as an Italian prisoner.

He managed to enjoy a good deal of it.

Flight Lieut. Leeming stresses the lighter side of his experiences in The Natives Are Friendly, a book which can probably claim...

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