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A world at arms : a global history of World War II

Author: Gerhard L Weinberg; Rogers D. Spotswood Collection.
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The 1st general history of World War Two to be based on existing literature and on extensive work in British, American & German archives.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gerhard L Weinberg; Rogers D. Spotswood Collection.
ISBN: 0521443172 9780521443173 0521558794 9780521558792
OCLC Number: 26974889
Description: xix, 1178 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Contents: From one war to another --
From the German and Soviet invasions of Poland to the German attack in the West, September 1, 1939 to May 10, 1940 --
The world turned upside down --
The expanding conflict, 1940-1941 --
The Eastern Front and a changing war, June to December, 1941 --
Halting the Japanese advance, halting the German advance; keeping them apart and shifting the balance: December 1941 to November 1942 --
The war at sea, 1942-1944, and the blockade --
The war in Europe and North Africa 1942-1943: to and from Stalingrad; to and from Tunis --
The home front --
Means of warfare: old and new --
From the spring of 1943 to summer 1944 --
The assault on Germany from all sides --
Tensions in both alliances --
The halt on the European fronts --
The final assault on Germany --
The war in the Pacific: from Leyte to the Missouri --
Conclusions: the cost and impact of war.
Responsibility: Gerhard L. Weinberg.
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