Books: European Window

UNDER THE IRON HEEL—Lars Moën—Lippincott ($2.50).

When World War II broke, U. S.-born Lars Moën (pronounced Mo-en), was doing color-film research in Antwerp. He stayed until October 1940, got an Antwerp's-eye view of invasion and occupation. His book is the first window through which daily life in conquered Europe can be clearly glimpsed.

By all odds the most intense concern of plain folk is food: "The verb 'to eat' is conjugated in every possible way whenever two people meet." By 3 on the afternoon of the day Antwerp fell, huge trucks were hauling the city's two-to-four-year stores back to Germany.

Salt is very scarce....

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