The Second World War

Description

The period from 1939 to 1945 saw some of the most devastating and remarkable events in living memory. Labouring beneath a daily burden of fear, sacrifice, deprivation and uncertainty, soldiers and civilians of all nationalities were driven to extremes of selfless loyalty, dogged determination or bitter cruelty by the demands of a world at war. This book tells the stories of the men and women who lived and died during the Second World War, from politicians to factory workers, and from High Command to the conscripted men on the front lines. The experience of war is brought to life through a wealth of contemporary documentation, private writings and historical research, whilst the political, military and historical significance of the war is assessed and examined. From Europe's Western and Eastern Fronts to the war at sea, and from the Pacific to the Mediterranean and North Africa, every fighting front of the Second World War is covered in this truly comprehensive volume.

Details

Author(s)
David Horner, Robin Havers, Alastair Finlan, Mark J Grove, Philip D Grove, Paul Collier, Geoffrey Jukes, Russell Hart, Stephen A. Hart, Max Hastings
Format
Hardback | 368 pages
Dimensions
190 x 242 x 33.02mm | 1,440g
Publication date
20 Sep 2018
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint
Osprey Publishing
Publication City/Country
New York, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
Fully illustrated with contemporary images and colour maps.
ISBN10
1472833937
ISBN13
9781472833938
Bestsellers rank
79,919