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  • Published: 1 June 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241525685
  • Imprint: Dorling Kindersley
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 372
  • RRP: $55.00
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World War II The Definitive Visual Guide



This defining period in world history is explored and explained as never before


World War II is captured in hundreds of compelling images, presenting the people, places, and politics involved in the epic conflict.

Inside this complete visual guide is chronological coverage of the lead up to war, major military battles around the globe, and the aftermath that still influences and impacts our world today. You'll meet the key players in thought-provoking profiles and discover their experiences firsthand, from national leaders sounding the orders to combatants on the frontline and civilians left behind. Standout moments, including Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima, and the D-Day landings, are revealed in rarely seen colour photographs and unforgettable eyewitness accounts.

Explosive photography, international maps, accessible text, and supporting timelines combine to show the most destructive event ever known in unprecedented depth and detail. Although the complexities of World War II can be hard to fathom, this standout reference is organised in a logical order and the supporting captions are concise and clear throughout to aid understanding.

World War II: The Definitive Visual Guide provides an unparalleled account of this devastating conflict so we never forget and continue to learn from the past.

  • Published: 1 June 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241525685
  • Imprint: Dorling Kindersley
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 372
  • RRP: $55.00
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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