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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 14, No. 6. June 7, 1951


"Germany What Now?" by Basil Davidson. London, 1950. 12/6.

"Once Again?" by Basil Davidson. London, 1950. 1/3.

"Cold War in Germany" by Wilfred Burchett. Melbourne, 1950. 11/3.

Why is Germany divided? Why is Nazism not eradicated ? Why is Hitler's dismembered Reich still the focal point of international tension after six years of peace?

Two men have recently elaborated their answers to these questions in books that every student ought to read. Lt. Col. Basil Davidson was in British Intelligence during the war, and since then has worked as European correspondent of The Times and the New Statesman. Wilfred Burchett is an Australian, went through the Pacific war, fought and reported in Burma, and was the first non-Japanese to see devastated Hiroshima. Since 1945 he has been Times correspondent in Berlin.

Both these men give a carefully-documented account of Germany today, and the paths leading to it. Both come to the same conclusions—conclusions with startling possibilities for the future of world peace.