-4liThe People's Enemies", bJ Vilhelms Mun t er s (Foreign Iilinister of Latvia
before the war )
IIJc1n:is Rai ni s , People's Poet ll , by J. Sudrabkalus,
t he l ast three from La~r.ia.
Visi t or s
Scarcely a day passes without one or two Londoners, or Britons
from the provinces finding themselves in London, coming in to view the
Library and ask for information about it.
The Librarian or Secretary
i s a lways ready to show them round and give them information on the
history of the Library and its facilities.
In addition, our visitors'
book still records a flow of fri ends -from abroad: in the last quarter
t hey have come from Bulgaria, J~uritius, East and West Germany, the USSR,
Austria, the U.S.A., Hungary, France, Cuba, Japan and the Philipp~ne8.
The captain and crew of the Soviet Oceanographic ship which anchor~d in
the por t of London were among them.
Dut we should like to see more organised visits by sohools, trade
union and labour organisations, youth organisations, the peace movement,
They will always be welcome, on condition of giving due notice,
so that they may receive adequate attention.
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liThe For es t ll , by William J. Poneroy.
Di stributed by
Her e is a book, newly arrived in our Library, which llOt onl y i s
n noble and beautiful piece of writing, but illumines in a startling
a~d pr of oundl y instructive way the nature, both human and polit i c~~, of
a r evolutionary war of national liberation.
Reading it, ~. think
continually of all those parts of the world, and especially of course of
Vietnam and Ma l aya , wher e the progressive and patriotic forces cf the
peopl e are locked in battle wi t h the ~orldls strongest i mperialist powers,
It is about
liThe Forest" is not in fact about Vietnam or Mal aya.
the struggle of the people's guerrillas (Huks) in the Philippines, where
the Americans re-occupied their former colony after the defeat of the
J apanese; and the important differences need to be borne in mind between
those i slands, cut off by the sea from all outside help, ~ld , f or example,
Sou t h Vietnam, which ~ e s pi t e all efforts of the enemy t o prevent it,
can r eceive certain sustenance and support from the anti-Â·imperialist