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The Second World War : Ambitions to Nemesis.

Author: Bradley Lightbody
Publisher: Florence Taylor and Francis, 2004. ©2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Bradley Lightbody presents a fascinating and accessible history of the Second World War in its global context. Examining the war around general themes from ambition and advance, through expansion and containment, to rout and victory, The Second World War covers all the major theatres and events of the war. From the origins and background to the war to its aftermath and legacy, The Second World War covers: * the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Lightbody, Bradley
The Second World War : Ambitions to Nemesis
Florence : Taylor and Francis,c2004
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bradley Lightbody
ISBN: 9780203644584 0203644581
OCLC Number: 1058771338
Description: 1 online resource (301 pages)
Contents: Book Cover --
Title --
Contents --
List of maps --
Introduction --
Ambition --
Weimar revision --
Fascist Italy --
Nazi challenge --
Counter-challenge --
Outbreak --
The phoney war --
The Winter War --
Advance --
Blitzkrieg in the west --
Fall of France --
Battle of Britain --
Italy on the march --
Expansion --
Battle of the Atlantic --
Barbarossa --
Final Solution --
Pearl Harbor --
Pacific hegemony --
Containment --
El Alamein --
Stalingrad --
Contraction --
Defeat on the Eastern Front --
Bomber offensive --
Kriegsmarine repulsed --
Invasion of Italy --
Pacific reversal --
Rout --
Rollback on the Eastern Front --
Overlord --
Islands --
Stalemate on the West Wall --
The Holocaust --
Nemesis --
GOtterdmmerung --
The bomb --
Reconstruction --
Chronology --
Index.

Abstract:

Bradley Lightbody presents a fascinating and accessible history of the Second World War in its global context. Examining the war around general themes from ambition and advance, through expansion and containment, to rout and victory, The Second World War covers all the major theatres and events of the war. From the origins and background to the war to its aftermath and legacy, The Second World War covers: * the pre-war ambitions of Italy, Germany and Japan * the outbreak of the war in Poland * the 'Phoney War' * Blitzkrieg, the Fall of France and the Battle of Britain * Pearl Harbour * the war in North Africa and El Alamein * the final solution * D-Day, the liberation of Italy and deliverance from the concentration camps * the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the global ambitions and the global warfare that was the Second World War, making it essential reading for all students of twentieth century world history.

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