In This Review

The Call to Honour, 1940-1942
The Call to Honour, 1940-1942
By Charles De Gaulle
Viking, 1955, 319 pp

The first installment of these memoirs covers the years from the fall of France to the middle of 1942. Important as a contribution to the history of France and of the Second World War, the book is also a literary achievement which fully reflects the dimensions of this proud and able leader: "France cannot be France without greatness." The translation also comes in two volumes ($10.00), of which the second is "Documents." The documents are included in the original one-volume French edition, "Mémoires. I: L'Appel, 1940-1942" (Paris: Plon, 1954, 680 p. Fr. 1200).