WAR HAS SEVEN FACES by Frank Gervasi


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Long distance, straightforward coverage with interesting angles, this is round the world reportage by Collier's ace correspondent. He was sent to London in 1941, flying over in a patrol bomber; then went to Cairo, via Liverpool and by boat to Capetown, where he comments in passing on Smut's independence of thought, by rail to Durban and plane to Cairo, hidden behind a fog of censorhip. He visits a desert outpost and patrol, tours a prison hospital, talks to the enemy, learns the desert traps, interviews Auchinleck. Then on to the mid-East where the problems of Arabs and Jews are considered; to Turkey and its place and policies; he discusses Wavell and the East, Thailand and its unawareness, Singapore, the Philippines and MacArthur. Finally back to the U.S.A. from an unsentimental journey with rousing words against complacent dreaming -- this before Pearl Harbor. Ends on a heartening note. This is new ground, not covered in other journalists' stories.

Pub Date: May 1st, 1942
ISBN: 0548073252
Publisher: Doubleday, Doran