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The Second World War : a Complete History.

Author: Martin Gilbert
Publisher: New York : Rosetta Books, 2014.
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In the hands of master historian Martin Gilbert, the complex and compelling story of the Second World War comes to life. This narrative captures the perspectives of leading politicians and war commanders, journalists, civilians, and ordinary soldiers, offering gripping eyewitness accounts of heroism, defeat, suffering, and triumph. This is one of the first historical studies of World War II that describes the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Gilbert, Martin.
Second World War : A Complete History.
New York : Rosetta Books, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Gilbert
ISBN: 9780795337314 0795337310 9780795337291 0795337299
OCLC Number: 881571836
Description: 1 online resource (950 pages)
Contents: Intro; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; List of Maps; Acknowledgements; 1. The German invasion of Poland, September 1939; 2. Poland defeated, October 1939; 3. Finland defiant, November 1939; 4. The Scandinavian cockpit, winter 1939-1940; 5. The German attack in the West, May 1940; 6. Dunkirk, May 1940; 7. The battle for France, June 1940; 8. France's agony, Britain's resolve, June-July 1940; 9. The battle for Britain, August-September 1940; 10. 'The war is won!' (Hitler), October 1940; 11. The 'new order of tyranny' (Roosevelt), winter 1940-1941; 12. The widening war, January-March 1941 13. The German conquest of Yugoslavia and Greece, April 194114. The fall of Crete; war in Africa, April-May 1941; 15. The German invasion of Russia, June 1941; 16. Terror in the East, July-August 1941; 17. Towards Leningrad, Moscow and Kiev, September 1941; 18. Russia at bay, September-October 1941; 19. 'Deciding the fate of Europe' (Hitler), November 1941; 20. The limits of German conquest, December 1941; 21. Japan strikes, December 1941; 22. 'We are no longer alone' (Churchill), New Year 1942; 23. Global war, February-April 1942; 24. The spread of resistance and terror, summer 1942 25. Axis triumphs, July 194226. Guadalcanal, Dieppe, El Alamein, August-September 1942; 27. Stalingrad and 'Torch', September-October 1942; 28. The turn of the tide for the Allies, winter 1942; 29. Casablanca: blueprint for victory, January 1943; 30. The German armies in danger, February 1943; 31. 'Drive the enemy into the sea' (Montgomery), spring 1943; 32. 'The first crack in the Axis' (Roosevelt), summer 1943; 33. Germany and Japan in retreat, autumn 1943; 34. 'Bleeding to death in the East' (Goebbels), winter 1943; 35. Anzio, Cassino, Kwajalein, January-February 1944 36. Bombing, deportation, and mass murder, February-March 194437. Resistance, sabotage and deception, spring 1944; 38. D-Day, June 1944; 39. Germany encircled, July 1944; 40. The battles for Poland and France, summer 1944; 41. The bitter-sweet path of liberation, autumn 1944; 42. Into Germany; towards the Philippines, September 1944; 43. Fighting for every mile, October-November 1944; 44. Flying bombs, suicide pilots, death marches, January 1945; 45. Berlin, Manila, Dresden, Tokyo, February-March 1945; 46. The Axis in disarray; the Allies in conflict, March-April 1945 47. The deaths of Roosevelt, Mussolini and Hitler, April 194548. The end of the war in Europe, May 1945; 49. Germany in defeat, Japan unbowed, May-July 1945; 50. Alamogordo, Potsdam, Hiroshima, July-August 1945; 51. The defeat of Japan, August 1945; 52. Retribution and Remembrance, 1945-1952; 53. 'Unfinished business', 1953-1989; Bibliography; Regional Maps; Index
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In the hands of master historian Martin Gilbert, the complex and compelling story of the Second World War comes to life. This narrative captures the perspectives of leading politicians and war commanders, journalists, civilians, and ordinary soldiers, offering gripping eyewitness accounts of heroism, defeat, suffering, and triumph. This is one of the first historical studies of World War II that describes the Holocaust as an integral part of the war. It also covers maneuvers, strategies, and leaders operating in European, Asian, and Pacific theatres. In addition, this book brings in survivor testimonies of occupation, survival behind enemy lines, and the experience of minority groups such as the Roma in Europe, to offer a comprehensive account of the war's impact on individual lives on both sides. This is a sweeping narrative of one of the most deadly wars in history, which took almost forty million lives.

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