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World War II

Author: Simon Adams; Imperial War Museum (Great Britain)
Publisher: New York : Dorling Kindersley, 2000.
Series: DK eyewitness books.
Edition/Format:   Book : Elementary and junior high school : English : 1st American edView 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; Imperial War Museum (Great Britain)
ISBN: 0789462982 9780789462985 0789469901 9780789469908 0789462990 9780789462992
OCLC Number: 43969876
Notes: "In association with the Imperial War Museum."
Includes index.
Description: 63 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 29 cm.
Contents: A world divided 6 --
Heading to war 8 --
Preparing for the worst 10 --
Lightning attack 12 --
Occupation 14 --
Resistance 16 --
In the German army 18 --
The Battle of Britain 20 --
Bombing raids 22 --
Total war 24 --
In enemy territory 26 --
The prisoners 28 --
Codebreakers 30 --
America in the war 32 --
Women at work 34 --
A wartime childhood 36 --
Battle for the Pacific 38 --
Japan at war 40 --
The battle of the Atlantic 42 --
Road to Stalingrad 44 --
Inside the Soviet Union 46 --
Fighting in the desert 48 --
Propaganda and morale 50 --
The Holocaust 52 --
D-Day invasion 54 --
Liberation 56 --
The atomic bomb 58 --
Victory 60 --
The aftermath 62.
Series Title: DK 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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