An informal account of war and its aftermath in terms of people and small incident which, on a minor scale, is alert and aware reporting. A French newspaper commissions the author to cover the Spanish war, and she written of Valencia, suicide corner, of Madrid siege city, of , beleaguered waterfront, of men of the International Brigade of the English Captain who ran the Fascist gauntlet. Next Palestine, that ""tense, earnest, sad"" country, with the growing conflict between Arab and Jew, with John Bull indifference and bungling. Lastly France and its fall, the now familiar Paris-Bordeaux road, and the subsequent shifts in French mood as defeat gave place to acquiescence, and finally to emerging resistance. History in human terms -- nicely done -- but seems wrongly timed for the present market.