World War II the Definitive Visual Guide

Author: Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780241184189

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 372

View: 5584


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.

World War II

Author: DK Publishing

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9781465436023

Category: History

Page: 372

View: 1189


The definitive visual history looks at this epic war from every angle, tracing the course of military, strategic, and political events across the globe, and documenting the experiences of combatants and civilians.

World War II the Definitive Visual Guide

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780241525685

Category:

Page: 372

View: 5773


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.

World War I

Author: R. G. Grant

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9781465419385

Category: History

Page: 360

View: 7231


This visual guide to the first World War features illustrated timelines, maps, and first-hand accounts of the action to bring to life the world leaders, key players and soldiers who fought the battles with the weapons and new technologies that changed history.

World War II

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1405342269

Category: History

Page: 360

View: 880


World War II shows how deep-seated local fears and hatreds escalated into one vast global struggle that was fought out to the bitter end. It highlights the key battles, the political and economic forces, the individual leaders, and the technological advances that influenced the course of the war. Illuminating, compelling, and visually stunning, World War II is the definitive guide to the most destructive and terrifying conflict of all time.

The Ultimate World War II Quiz Book

Author: Kieran Whitworth

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 1782438238

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 2070


Published in association with the Imperial War Museums, this book will provide the ultimate challenge to even the most knowledgeable military historian. You might think you know a great deal about World War II but have you ever really tested your knowledge? This compelling book, published in association with Imperial War Museums, contains over 1,000 questions (and answers, if you need them) that cover every aspect of the Second World War, from its beginnings, though the widening of the conflict, the leaders and their strategies, armies, battles, weapons, bombing raids - everything to provide a real challenge to even the most committed history lover. With multiple-choice questions, truth or fiction sections to baffle and intrigue, picture quizzes from the Imperial War Museums' archive - one of the largest military photographic archives in the world - and much more, you will find there is still something new to learn about this compelling conflict, and your answers will be ranked accordingly.

The Storm of War

Author: Andrew Roberts

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141938862

Category: History

Page: 768

View: 3553


On 2 August 1944, in the wake of the complete destruction of the German Army Group Centre in Belorussia, Winston Churchill mocked Adolf Hitler in the House of Commons by the rank he had reached in the First World War. 'Russian success has been somewhat aided by the strategy of Herr Hitler, of Corporal Hitler,' Churchill jibed. 'Even military idiots find it difficult not to see some faults in his actions.' Andrew Roberts's previous book Masters and Commanders studied the creation of Allied grand strategy; Beating Corporal Hitler now analyses how Axis strategy evolved. Examining the Second World War on every front, Roberts asks whether, with a different decision-making process and a different strategy, the Axis might even have won. Were those German generals who blamed everything on Hitler after the war correct, or were they merely scapegoating their former Führer once he was safely beyond defending himself? In researching this uniquely vivid history of the Second World War Roberts has walked many of the key battlefield and wartime sites of Russia, France, Italy, Germany and the Far East. The book is full of illuminating sidelights on the principle actors that bring their characters and the ways in which they reached decisions into fresh focus.

D-Day

Author: Agnieszka Biskup

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 1406273716

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 48

View: 3982


Each book in this beautifully illustrated graphic non-fiction series offers a focused look at one crucial day in history!