STALWART SWEDEN by Joachim Joesten

STALWART SWEDEN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The author of Rats in the Larder, -- which called the shots on Denmark's vulnerability to Nazl invasion, gives a dark picture of where the ""middle way"" has led Sweden. He sees her neutrality as merely appeasement, he sees her distrust of Russia worked on and magnified by Germany as the major factor in alliance with the United Nations. As a guide for what may be expected from Sweden, this is the record of her share in the first four years of war, the pro-German, anti-Nazi feelings that led to a tortuous course in international affairs, the renunciation of collective security, the dilution of democratic principles, the working of the pro-Nazi fifth columnists, -- German nationalists and businessmen in Sweden, the Nazi sympathizers. Here, drawn from the records, from personal experience, is an evaluation of Sweden's possible decisions for the future that will produce controversial argument in the light of previous buildups of her superiority. A disturbing book, with definite bearing on the war picture.

Pub Date: Aug. 20th, 1943
ISBN: 1406771341
Publisher: Doubleday, Doran