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Jean Malaquais' War Diary
Jean Malaquais' War Diary
By Jean Malaquais
Doubleday, 1944, 246 pp.

This is the war diary of a highly sensitive and intelligent young Polish-born writer -- another of the "Men from Nowhere" -- who served in the French Army from September 1939 to July 1940. Though his tone is too often one of personal injury and complaint, his description of an army in decay and of its collapse has psychological features which the historian will value.