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The War, 1939-1945 : a documentary history

Author: Desmond Flower; James Reeves
Publisher: New York : Da Capo Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st Da Capo Press edView all editions and formats
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This chronologically ordered, internationally focused collection covers every phase and theater of World War II, from the German invasion of Poland to the Japanese surrender. Based on diaries, letters, journals, reportage, and other contemporary documents, The War, 1939-1945 resurrects the voices of Hitler, Churchill, DeGaulle, Roosevelt, Göring, Goebbels, Rommel, Montgomery, Yamamoto, MacArthur, Patton,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Desmond Flower; James Reeves
ISBN: 0306807637 9780306807633
OCLC Number: 35599904
Notes: Originally published: The taste of courage : the war, 1939-1945. New York : Harper, [1960]. Simultaneously published as: The war, 1939-1945. London : Cassell, [1960].
Description: xii, 1120 p. : maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: The coming of war --
Phoney war and winter war --
The war at sea, 1939-1940 --
Norway --
The battle in the west: to Dunkirk --
The battle in the west: to Vichy --
The Battle of Britain --
The end of the Italian empire --
Germany strikes south: Greece and Crete - the middle east --
Operation Barbarossa --
Eighth Army versus Afrika Korps --
Pearl Harbor --
Defeat in the Far East --
Russia, 1942: the last triumphs of Germany --
Resistance --
The battle of the lifelines --
Combined operations --
El Alamein --
Stalingrad --
The tide turns in the Pacific: Midway --
The prisoners --
The ordeal of the cities: bombs on Germany - V-weapons on England --
The war at sea, 1941-1945 --
The end in Africa --
Sicily - Italy surrenders --
Italy --
Pacific advance --
Return to Burma --
The Russian avalanche, 1943-1945 --
North-west Europe: invasion and liberation --
North-west Europe: stalemate before the Rhine --
The end of Germany --
The end.
Other Titles: Taste of courage.
Responsibility: edited by Desmond Flower and James Reeves ; new introduction by John S.D. Eisenhower.
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This chronologically ordered, internationally focused collection covers every phase and theater of World War II, from the German invasion of Poland to the Japanese surrender. Based on diaries, letters, journals, reportage, and other contemporary documents, The War, 1939-1945 resurrects the voices of Hitler, Churchill, DeGaulle, Roosevelt, Göring, Goebbels, Rommel, Montgomery, Yamamoto, MacArthur, Patton, Eisenhower, and other prominent figures as well as the experiences of countless ordinary soldiers and civilians from Germany to Japan, from England to the Soviet Union, from Norway to Africa.

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Contents: 1. The Coming of War -- 2. Phoney War and Winter War -- 3. The War at Sea, 1939-194O -- 4. Norway -- 5. The Battle in the West: To Dunkirk -- 6. The Battle in the West: To Vichy -- 7. The Battle of Britain -- 8. The End of the Italian Empire -- 9. Germany Strikes South: Greece and Crete - the Middle East -- 10. Operation Barbarossa -- 11. Eighth Army versus Afrika Korps -- 12. Pearl Harbor – 13. Defeat in the Far East -- 14. Russia, 1942: The Last Triumphs of Germany -- 15. Resistance -- 16. The Battle of the Lifelines -- 17. Combined Operations -- 18. El Alamein -- 19. Stalingrad -- 20. The Tide Turns in the Pacific: Midway -- 21. The Prisoners -- 22. The Ordeal of the Cities: Bombs on Germany - V-weapons on England -- 23. The War at Sea, 1941-1945 -- 24. The End in Africa -- 25. Sicily - Italy Surrenders -- 26. Italy -- 27. Pacific Advance – 28. Return to Burma -- 29. The Russian Avalanche, 1943-1945 -- 30. North-West Europe: Invasion and Liberation. Contents: 31. North-West Europe: Stalemate before the Rhine -- 32. The End of Germany -- 33. The End.

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