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The Second World War : a complete history

Author: Martin Gilbert; Rogers D. Spotswood Collection.
Publisher: New York : H. Holt, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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A history of the global war, weaving together all its aspects--political, military, diplomatic, and civilian.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Gilbert; Rogers D. Spotswood Collection.
ISBN: 080500534X 9780805005349
OCLC Number: 19778065
Description: xviii, 846 pages, [64] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: The German invasion of Poland, September 1939 --
Poland defeated, October 1939 --
Finland defiant, November 1939 --
The Scandinavian cockpit, winter 1939-1940 --
The German attack in the west, May 1940 --
Dunkirk, May 1940 --
The battle for France, June 1940 --
France'a agony, Britain's resolve, June-July 1940 --
The battle for Britain, August-September 1940 --
"The war is won!" (Hitler), October 1940 --
"The new order of tyranny" (Roosevelt), winter 1940-1941 --
The widening war, January-March 1941 --
The German conquest of Yugoslavia and Greece, April 1941 --
The fall of Crete, war in Africa, April-May 1941 --
The German invasion of Russia, June 1941 --
Terror in the east, July-August 1941 --
Towards Leningrad, Moscow and Kiev, September 1941 --
Russia at bay, September-October 1941 --
"Deciding the fate of Europe" (Hitler), November 1941 --
The limits of German conquest, December 1941 --
Japan strikes, December 1941. "We are no longer alone" (Churchill), New Year 1942 --
Global war, February-April 1942 --
The spread of resistance and of terror, summer 1942 --
Axis triumphs, July 1942 --
Guadalcanal, Dieppe, El Alamein, August-September 1942 --
Stalingrad and "Torch", September-October 1942 --
The turn of the tide for the Allies, 1942 --
Casablanca, blueprint for victory, January 1943 --
The German armies in danger, February 1943 --
"Drive the enemy into the sea" (Montgomery), spring 1943 --
"The first crack in the Axis" (Roosevelt) summer 1943 --
Germany and Japan in retreat, autumn 1943 --
"Bleeding to death in the East" (Goebbels), winter 1943 --
Anzio, Cassino, Kwajalein, January-February 1944 --
Bombing, deportation and mass murder, February-March 1944 --
Resistance, sabotage and deception, spring 1944. D-Day, June 1944 --
Germany encircled, July 1944 --
The battles for Poland and France, summer 1944 --
The bitter-sweet path of liberation, autumn 1944 --
Into Germany, towards the Philippines, September 1944 --
Fighting for every mile, winter 1944 --
Flying bombs, suicide pilots, death marches, January 1945 --
Berlin, Manila, Dresden, Tokyo, February-March 1945 --
The Axis in disarray ; the Allies in conflict, March-April 1945 --
The deaths of Roosevelt, Mussolini and Hitler, April 1945 --
The end of the war in Europe, May 1945 --
Germany in defeat, Japan unbowed, May-July 1945 --
Alamogordo, Potsdam, Hiroshima, July-August 1945 --
The defeat of Japan, August 1945 --
Retribution and remembrance, 1945-1952 --
"Unfinished business" 1953-
Responsibility: Martin Gilbert.

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