In This Review

What They Said at the Time
What They Said at the Time
By Kathleen Freeman
Muller, 1946, 470 pp

According to the subtitle, this is "a survey of the causes of the Second World War and the hopes for a lasting peace, as exhibited in the utterances of the world's leaders and some others from 1917-1944." In all there are 391 "utterances," strung together with brief historical notes and remarks by the compiler. This does not pretend to be history, but it contains much that the historian must keep in mind even if the authors of the original remarks might in some cases prefer to have them forgotten.