Britain and the Vatican During the Second World War
By Owen Chadwick
Cambridge University Press, 1987, 332 pp.
A distinguished historian, using new sources, has written a slight, almost whimsical study of British wartime ties with the Vatican, concentrating on the activities of the longtime British ambassador who had a rather compassionate appreciation of the ever-procrastinating Pius XII. New aspects of the Vatican's relations with fascism and Nazism and its wartime activities in general.