PARACHUTE TO BERLIN by Lowell Bennett

PARACHUTE TO BERLIN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The first war correspondent to be shot down over Germany and live to tell his story writes feelingly of his imprisonment, his attempts to escape through the underground, his final repatriation from a Baltic prison camp on the tide of Russian advance. During his period of captivity he was taken on tour of the country by a sentimental young German who wished to impress Bennett with his nation's kultur, -and he succeeded. Denying any ulterior propaganda purposes, Bennett describes the cities he saw, asserts that the RAF leader Harris favored vengeful morale bombing of unstrategic areas to the tactical bombing of military targets. He claims that the result was the creation of fanaticism in the civilian population. He even accepts the barbaric treatment of war prisoners as retailiation in kind. His view of the conquering Russians is -- in contrast -- less prejudiced. Strange book for this market.

Pub Date: Oct. 11th, 1945
Publisher: Vanguard