THIS indispensable annual again makes its regular appearance with revision up to the end of the first quarter of the year. The end of the War in Europe came too late for inclusion in the historical summaries and so, for the last time, Germany appears in her pre-war state and with her Nazi leaders. Revision in war-time is far from easy, for many States have published no statistical returns of production and trade. Wherever possible, however, recent figures in many parts of the Empire and in the United States have been included. The invaluable bibliographies attached to each section have been thoroughly revised and in some cases extended. This is specially noteworthy in regard to the United States. Two coloured maps show respectively the Russo-Finnish boundary of the armistice of 1944 and world airways for international transport. The volume retains its usual size and compact form.
The Statesman's Year Book
Statistical and Historical Annual of the States of the World for the Year 1945. Edited by Dr. M. Epstein. Eighty-second annual publication, revised after Official Returns. Pp. xxxvi + 1479. (London: Macmillan and Co., Ltd., 1945.) 30s. net.