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Sword and Swastika
Sword and Swastika
By Telford Taylor
Simon and Schuster, 1952, 431 pp.

The American chief of counsel for the prosecution of war criminals at Nuremberg has written a useful study of the relationship between the German officer class and the Nazis through 1939. In the broad picture the generals are seen to be less the instigators than the executors, some willing, many reluctant, of German policy. Certainly, as the author says, the old esprit de corps had atrophied.