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  • Published: 22 April 2015
  • ISBN: 9780241184189
  • Imprint: Dorling Kindersley
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 372
  • RRP: $49.99
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World War II: The Definitive Visual Guide


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The definitive visual history of the people, politics and events of WWII.

The definitive visual history of the people, politics and events of the epic conflict that shaped the modern world, World War II
From the build-up of hostility in the years leading up to the war, through to the reverberations still felt in the aftermath, this is a compelling, accessible and immediate history of perhaps the most complex, frightening and destructive event in global history, World War II.
Discover how deep-seated local fears and hatreds escalated into one vast global conflict that was fought out to the bitter end. Find out about key battles, political and economic forces, individual leaders and technological advances that influenced the course of the war. Cross-referencing appears throughout and timelines and global maps establish an overview of each year of the conflict, from the rise of Hitler and the Nazi party to Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima and the D-Day landings.
Packed with images, including rarely seen colour photographs and unforgettable first person accounts, World War II is a uniquely accessible account of history's most devastating conflict.

  • Pub date: 22 April 2015
  • ISBN: 9780241184189
  • Imprint: Dorling Kindersley
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 372
  • RRP: $49.99
Categories:

About the Authors

Richard Holmes

Richard Holmes was educated at Cambridge, Northern Illinois and Reading University. He was a member of the Department of War Studies at RMA Sandhurst between 1969 and 1985, when he left to command 2nd Battalion The Wessex Regiment. He was appointed Professor of Military and Security Studies at Cranfield University in 1995. Professor Holmes has written over a dozen books on military topics, is general editor of Oxford University Press's Companion to Military History and he has written and presented several television programmes, including two six-part BBC TWO series, War Walks I and War Walks II, as well as a series on the Western Front which was televised in the summer of 1999.


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