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The International Who's Who. (Allen and Unwin. 8os.) THE new

volume of The International Who's Who contains about eighty pages fewer than its predecessor of 1941. In other words, the newcomers have not made up, quantitatively, for the casualties, such, for example, as Marshal von Reichenau, who is now eliminated. It is questionable whether this promptness in expunging from its pages men of European eminence so recently dead does not some- what detract from the value of the book as a work of reference. It certainly means that one is compelled to retain the earlier as well as the most recent edition. In other respects this valuable compila- tion retains all its usual features.