A new angle on the France of the period before and after the fall -- and a new appraisal of one of the chinks in her armor, -- her treatment of the refugees within her borders. Leo Lania was a refugee from Nazi Germany, an open critic who had fought Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin and Franco. With the coming of war, he, along with his compatriots in France, was thrown into a concentration camp, where conditions, paralleled those in Germany, and where there was no discrimination made between suspected fifth columnists and spies, and legitimate enemies of Hitler. He had known Edgar Mowrer and Dorothy Thompson and others during the decade and more of his courageous stand, but that did not save him. He gives a tragic picture of the aliens, -- artists, writers, scientists, engineers, all treated like cattle. The final chapter tells of his escape and reunion with his wife and son. An enlightening record -- and a warning at a crucial time.