'The Military Strength of the Powers', by Max Werner (translated by Edward Fitzgerald); Victor Gollancz, London, 1939. First edition; Left Book Club edition. A fascinating view of the supposed strengths of the Soviet, German, French, British, Italian, Polish, Japanese and American militaries. Being published by a leftwing publisher, the emphasis on the Red Army is overt and observations about it tragically apologetic in hindsight: "The military strength of the Soviet Union... has its weak sides. [They] are... more a matter of the military strength of the country... i.e. a matter of war potential, rather than of the army itself." The Soviet war experience proved just the opposit. An interesting read. 376 pages.