VEALE, F. J. P.
Advance to Barbarism.
How the Reversion to Barbarism in Warfare and War-Trials Menaces our Future. Foreword by The Very Rev. William Ralph Inge. Dean of St. Pauls.
Second, expanded edition, first published in 1948, of this indictment of the Nuremberg trials. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the half-title: “To R. T. Paget, Q.C., with the acknowledgements of the author for inspiration and encouragement. F. J. P. Veale. Nov. 4. 1953”. Together with a typed letter signed from Veale to Paget discussing the case of Dr Josef Kreuzer (an SS-Standartenführer who commanded Einsatzgruppe G in Romania, Hungary, and Ukraine), and referring to his war crime case as “the most fantastic” [i.e. far-fetched], (dated Brighton, November 4th 1953). An interesting association copy as Paget was defence counsel for Field Marshal Manstein at Nuremberg. There are letters in the National Archives at Kew relating to Paget and the case of Kreuzer. Veale had been a well-known member of the British Union of Fascists before the war.
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Octavo. Original red cloth, gilt lettered spine and front cover. 7 monochrome plates from photographs, illustrated endpapers. Spine rolled, top and fore edges foxed, endpapers ragged at edges (from insect activity).