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The Oxford illustrated history of World War II

Author: R J Overy
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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World War Two was the most devastating conflict in recorded human history. It was both global in extent and total in character. It has understandably left a long and dark shadow across the decades. Yet it is three generations since hostilities formally ended in 1945 and the conflict is now a lived memory for only a few. And this growing distance in time has allowed historians to think differently about how to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: R J Overy
ISBN: 9780191045387 0191045381
OCLC Number: 905969556
Description: 1 online resource : color illustrations, maps
Contents: 1. The Genesis Of World War / Patricia Clavin --
2. The Japanese Empire At War, 1931 --
1945 / Steven Hugh Lee --
3. The Italian Wars / Nicola Labanca --
4. The German Wars / Richard Overy --
5. The West And The War At Sea / Eric Grove --
6. The Allies From Defeat To Victory / Evan Mawdsley --
7. Fighting Power: War-Making And Military Innovation / David French --
8. Economies In Total War / Richard Overy --
9. Front Line I: Armed Forces At War / Michael Snape --
10. Front Line II: Civilians At War / Richard Overy --
11. Unnatural Deaths / Richard Bessel --
12. Brains At War: Invention And Experts / David Edgerton --
13. The Culture Of War: Ideas, Arts, And Propaganda / David Welch --
14. From World War To Cold War / Geoffrey Roberts.
Responsibility: edited by Richard Overy.

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World War Two re-assessed for a new generation, from the 1930s through to the beginnings of the Cold War. A stimulating and thought-provoking new interpretation of one of the most terrible episodes  Read more...

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