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World War II

Author: Simon Adams
Publisher: New York : Dorling Kindersley, 2000.
Series: Dorling Kindersley eyewitness books.
Edition/Format:   Book : Elementary and junior high school : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
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World War II was one of the most destructive episodes in human history. Never before, or since, has the world witnessed such widespread bloodshed. Beginning with the events that led to its outbreak, World War II goes on to introduce the main leaders and highlight the decisive moments. From Pearl Harbor, Midway, and the Atlantic to fighting in Russia and in the desert, outstanding and original photography provides a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Adams
ISBN: 0789432982 9780789432988 0789432986 0789462982 9780789462985 0789469901 9780789469908 0789462990 9780789462992
OCLC Number: 43969876
Notes: Includes index.
Includes many illustrations, historical photographs, and photos of items of historical interest.
Awards: Notable Children's Trade Books in the Field of Social Sciences (2001).
Description: 63 pages : illustrations--some color, color maps ; 29 cm
Contents: A world divided --
Heading to war --
Preparing for the worst --
Lightning attack --
Occupation --
Resistance --
In the German army --
The Battle of Britain --
Bombing raids --
Total war --
In enemy territory --
The prisoners --
Codebreakers --
America in the war --
Women at work --
A wartime childhood --
Battle for the Pacific --
Japan at war --
The battle of the Atlantic --
Road to Stalingrad --
Inside the Soviet Union --
Fighting in the desert --
Propaganda and morale --
The Holocaust --
D-Day invasion --
Liberation --
The atomic bomb --
Victory --
The aftermath.
Series Title: Dorling Kindersley eyewitness books.
Other Titles: World War Two
World War 2
Responsibility: written by Simon Adams ; photographed by Andy Crawford.

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World War II was one of the most destructive episodes in human history. Never before, or since, has the world witnessed such widespread bloodshed. Beginning with the events that led to its outbreak, World War II goes on to introduce the main leaders and highlight the decisive moments. From Pearl Harbor, Midway, and the Atlantic to fighting in Russia and in the desert, outstanding and original photography provides a unique glimpse of the tragedies that led to the loss of more than 50 million lives.--From publisher description.

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