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Discover the key battles, tactics, technologies and turning points of the Second World War - the epic conflict that shaped the modern world.
The World War II Book explores the causes, key events, and lasting consequences of the Second World War, combining exciting text with bold explanatory graphics. Using the original, graphic-led approach of the series, entries profile more than 90 of the key ideas and events during and surrounding the conflict - from the rise of Hitler and Fascism in the 1930s to Pearl Harbour, the D-Day landings, and the bombing of Hiroshima to the founding of the State of Israel in 1948.
Offering a uniquely compelling, accessible, and immediate history of the war, The World War II Book shows how key battles, political and economic forces, individual leaders, and technological advances influenced the course of the conflict. This brilliant book about war aims to profile the most important milestones of the Second World War, with thought-provoking graphics and flowcharts that demystify the key tactics and technologies, and place them in the context of the wider, global conflict.
With power to every page, you can journey into the past to discover:
-Insightful and inspiring quotes from famous military leaders, politicians, and historians - from Winston Churchill and -Franklin D. Roosevelt to Eric Fromm and Mahatma Gandhi
-Fully international, featuring all theatres of the conflict, from the Normandy Beaches to the jungles of Burma and the islands of the Pacific, and entries on the experience of war - from rationing to Kindertransport
-Combines creative typography, graphics, and clear text to explore the key events in World War II, and the people behind them, in a unique way
-Includes a directory section for easy localization
The World War II Book is a must-have volume for general readers interested in history and military history, politics and history students, whether as a gift or self-purchase, and is an ideal book for families, schools and libraries alike!
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