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War Premeditated--1939
War Premeditated--1939
By Walther Hofer
Thames and Hudson, 1955, 227 pp

An able study, by a Swiss historian, of the immediate background of the Second World War in the summer of 1939. While most of the material will be familiar to students of the subject, it is well assembled and directed to showing Hitler's full responsibility for destroying the peace. (A translation of "Die Entfesselung des Zweiten Weltkrieges." Stuttgart: Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 1954, 236 p. DM. 6.80.)