Life Magazine has demonstrated conclusively -- if it needed to be shown -- that half the reading public is picture minded. Here is a connected analysis in pictures, with expanded caption text, forming a history of world chaos, 1931-1942, ""uncensored and authentic"". For here, from Manchuria on, is the record of the news camera, a new historical technique. All kinds of war demonstrated -- war of nerves, psychological war, diplomatic warfare -- and physical warfare in all its 1942 horror. The basic theme is the struggle between war and democracy, with its roots in such activities as the Black Dragon,the Tanaka document, and so on. Some superb photography; some interesting chiefly for subject matter; and a good job of collation and layout.