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The Struggle for Europe
The Struggle for Europe
By Chester Wilmot
Harper, 1952, 766 pp

Mr. Wilmot has combined his firsthand experiences as a war correspondent with much subsequent research to create the most vivid account yet published of the war in Europe. The book is in some respects definitely partisan, as in its advocacy of the Montgomery strategy as against that of Bradley and Patton. But though it will wound some susceptibilities it will bring a new perspective on many matters to American readers. In the political field Mr. Wilmot argues some points which will not pass unchallenged, as, for instance, that the alarming expansion of Soviet power following the war was a consequence of defective American strategy, against which Mr. Churchill struggled in vain. Mr. Churchill's prescience, if it existed as far back as Mr. Wilmot alleges, was not shared with American leaders, so far as their public records reveal.