The thesis of this book follows the line of the old Arab legend that more people die from fear of a plague than from plague itself, for Ley, science editor of P.M. and an authority on rockets and incendiaries, claims that the Wellsian horror pictures of modern warfare have been disproved by Britain in a year under fire. There were less deaths in London air raids than in previous year records of violent and accidental deaths from various sources. Book is full of information on types of bombs, their purpose, methods of use, types of defense, civilians' responsibility etc. Interesting analysis of reasons why poison gas has been avoided. A book of Civilian Defense.