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The Oxford companion to World War II

Author: Ian Dear; M R D Foot
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
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Despite Korea, despite Vietnam, despite a dozen smaller conflicts, a generation of Americans refers to World War II simply as "the War." Indeed, there has been nothing like it in human history: a single war that spanned three continents - a war which saw more men and women under arms, more deaths, and more destruction than any other. Now Oxford University Press provides the definitive one-volume reference to this
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Genre/Form: Chronology
Encyclopedias
Encyclopédies
Chronologie
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Dear; M R D Foot
ISBN: 0198662254 9780198662259 0192141686 9780192141682
OCLC Number: 32364507
Description: xxii, 1343 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Responsibility: general editor, I.C.B. Dear ; consultant editor, M.R.D. Foot.
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World War II reached all over the world and penetrated into every aspect of existence for almost all the people then alive in it. This reference covers every aspect of World War II, including  Read more...

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