BROKEN PLEDGES by Philip Gibbs


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Journalism -- but not fiction -- and personally, we hold no brief for it. In March, 1939, This Nettle, Danger showed Sir Philip Gibbs as pro-Chamberlain, pro-appeasement, pro-Munich Pact. Now with the same marionettes on his stage (John Barton, American journalist, his sister Judy, and their English friends) he does a right about face. There's very little plot, but the dialogue goes on apace, as points of view, including the German, are presented, and Czecho-slovakia is added to the Reich, and Poland is attacked. John gets his Anne, Judy gets her artist -- but it doesn't matter particularly.

Pub Date: April 29th, 1940
Publisher: Doubleday, Doran