not even going to attempt to examine here, important and excellent though it is. These columns are hardly the place for discussing a general's strategic and tactical reflections, which are really for the military technicians to debate.
In passing, however, one may say that these passages, along with 14 helpful maps, will give ex-soldiers and students of military matters a fresh and valuable view of the Russian and Italian fronts particularly.
For most readers the outstanding features of General von Senger's book will be the clarity and objectiveness with which he presents the eternal agonising problem confronting the profes
sional soldier the conflict between conscience and sworn loyalty to the State.
The obligations of the State cannot be shed by changes in regime and. conversely, when there is a change of regime all servants of the State should continue to serve as loyally as before. whatever their private inclinations. and to an extent compatible with their consciences.
But how is this element, "compatible with conscience", to he assessed? General von Senger is the first to admit that he for one could not conclude this debate within his own breast. Like many other honourable, high-ranking German soldiers. he did his best (and this judgement is based on other assertions than his own)