16 APRIL 1932, Page 28

DEATH RATTLE. By Hans Gobsch. (Faber and Faber. 7s. 6d.)—In

1934—War between Italy and France ! Leon Brandt, Socialist Foreign Minister, backed by the workers of all Europe, heroically champions Peace. . . . The 'style has the sparse hysteria of a Press telegram. Given the subject, even 320 pages of it make a good "thriller."