Enough of fresh approach, and different angles and vitality on world reporting to keep this out of the rut of repetition and echo. The author, U P correspondent who spent the years from 1937-1940 in Tokyo, Hongkong, Berlin, Prague, Warsaw, Roumania, Paris, England, Denmark, Finland, Milan, France, and London of the Battle of Britain. He went through the Czechoslovakia rout, the evacuation of Poland, the aftermath of Dunkirk, the bombing of London; he sensed human reactions and reports them. Good coverage, with plenty of human interest material, people, drama, other journalists. Much the same things happened to him as happened to others, so it can't be sold as news.