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Eclipse of Europe

Brian Bond, 3 June 1982

End of the Affair: The Collapse of the Anglo-French Alliance 1939-40 
by Eleanor Gates.
Allen and Unwin, 630 pp., £15, February 1982, 0 04 940063 0
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The Strategy of Phoney War: Britain, Sweden and the Iron Ore Question 1939-1940 
by Thomas Munch-Petersen.
Militärhistoriska Forlaget, 296 pp., £8, October 1981, 91 85266 17 5
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... Nazi occupation, have come from transatlantic scholars such as John C. Cairns, Philip Bankwitz, Telford Taylor and Robert O. Paxton. Eleanor M. Gates might modestly disclaim inclusion in such distinguished company. But she has produced a splendid book which is both instructive and moving. She is not much interested in the military operations per ...

What is a war crime?

Françoise Hampson, 16 December 1993

The Destruction of Yugoslavia 
by Branka Magas.
Verso, 372 pp., £39.95, March 1993, 0 86091 376 7
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The Anatomy of the Nuremberg Trials 
by Telford Taylor.
Bloomsbury, 703 pp., £25, April 1993, 0 7475 1501 8
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... held at Nuremberg in 1945. In the concluding chapter of The Anatomy of the Nuremberg Trials, Telford Taylor analyses the impact of the Nuremberg trials and concludes that they were necessary for reasons relevant today in the former Yugoslavia. Simply to shoot the defendants or leave the Germans to try them themselves would have been unacceptable, as ...

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