GERMANY WILL TRY IT AGAIN by Sigrid Schultz

GERMANY WILL TRY IT AGAIN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Companion piece to the above, as the Berlin correspondent of the Chicago Tribune from 1919 to 1924 covers the ground once more, -- the growing spirit of Pan-Germanism, Deutschland Uber Alles, which made the Second World War inevitable. Again the argument that Hitlerism -- and Nazism -- are not accidental; that the Versailles Treaty was not to blame; that Germany, no sooner defeated in 1918, was ready to start right in again. A picture of how Germany was controlled by a group of industrialists, militarists, intellectuals (such as Thyssen, Haushofer, etc.) who continually prepared for war; of how leadership was centered in Ludendorff and his Secret General Staff; of of the three attempts to overthrow the republic; and finally, after much groundwork, success with Hitler whose following has been a majority following, with hysterical adulation particularly from women. Rearmament -- foreign conquest --platform, etc. -- all factors pointing to the conclusion that at the first sign of weakness, Germany will try it again. There's nothing very new in the material, nor anything very startlingly constructive in the conclusions; spottily presented.

Pub Date: Feb. 1st, 1943
Publisher: Reynal & Hitchcock