In This Review

Survey of British Commonwealth Affairs: Problems of External Policy, 1931-1939
Survey of British Commonwealth Affairs: Problems of External Policy, 1931-1939
By Nicholas Mansergh
Oxford University Press (for the Royal Institute of International Affairs), 1952, 481 pp.

Professor Mansergh has ably carried on the series begun by Professor W. H. Hancock. The principal theme in this volume, of course, is the strains met by the Commonwealth and its members in the years that preceded the Commonwealth's entry into war. The chapters on the "twilight" of dominion status in Ireland, Canada's search for unity, and tensions in South Africa are particularly noteworthy.