DAWN BREAKS by F. C. Weiskopf


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Czechoslovakia is the setting for this moving story of another facet of the guerilla warfare that is making its contribution to the struggle of the democracies for survival. One meets, in the first page, Ivan Shipko, peddler, who conceals his pack, keys to the manner in which those of his fellow countrymen are still fighting for liberty and freedom against fearful odds. One meets also, a youth, lately released from a concentration camp, still ""suspect"", seeking kinsmen and a home and a chance to work with his hands while he rebuilds a shattered spirit. One meets Anna, lately widowed, carrying the child of her dead husband who kept faith and died for it -- an integral part of the small group of underground workers and organizers, the brain trust of the guerilla movement. One gets in this story more of the organization aspects of the activities, undercurrent, motivating a fine story of adventure, romance, high courage, determination, hatred and bitterness and personalities subordinated to a common aim. Good reading -- and heartening.

Pub Date: March 20th, 1942
Publisher: Duell, Sloan & Pearce