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The Second World War in Europe : Second Edition.

Author: S P Mackenzie
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014.
Series: Seminar studies in history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This is an updated edition of the first truly concise introduction to the history of World War II in the West. The author, S.P. MacKenzie traces the major events on both fighting front and home front, explaining what happened and, just as importantly, why the balance of fortunes swung first towards the Axis and then towards the Allies. Along with overviews of the origins and consequences of the conflict, the book:  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Mackenzie, S.P.
Second World War in Europe : Second Edition.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: S P Mackenzie
ISBN: 9781317864714 1317864719
OCLC Number: 884015693
Description: 1 online resource (185 pages).
Contents: Cover; The Second World War in Europe; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Publisher's Acknowledgements; Chronology; Who's Who; Glossary; Maps; Part One Background; 1 The Road to War; The Origins of the War; Preparing for War; Part Two The Second World War; 2 The Flow of Blitzkrieg, 1939-42; Campaigns East and West, 1939-40; Strategies for Survival and Expansion, 1940-41; The Limits of Blitzkrieg, 1941-42; 3 Peoples at War; Economies and Societies at War; Barbarism and the Holocaust; Collaboration and Resistance; 4 Conducting War; Technology and Intelligence. Alliances and StrategyStrategic Bombing and the U-Boat War; 5 The Ebb of Blitzkrieg, 1942-45; The Changing Balance of Fortune, 1942-43; Success and Failure South and East, 1943-44; Closing the Ring, 1944-45; Part Three Assessment; 6 The End of the War and After; Costs and the Division of Europe; Historical Debates; Winning and Losing; Part Four Documents; 1 Britain goes to war; 2 The mood in Berlin; 3 Blitzkrieg 1940; 4 Churchill's finest hour; 5 De Gaulle and resistance; 6 Stalin and Barbarossa; 7 Italo-German relations; 8 Boffins at war; 9 Stalingrad diary; 10 The Red Army. 11 Himmler on race12 Goebbels and terror propaganda; 13 Unconditional surrender; 14 Workers' attitudes in wartime Britain; 15 Allied production operations compared; 16 Speer on Allied bombing; 17 Under the bombs; 18 Death of a B-17; 19 U-boat under attack; 20 On being shelled; 21 Goebbels on the turning of the tide; 22 Ambush in Sicily; 23 Summary justice on the Eastern front; 24 Allied vs German tanks; 25 Airpower over Normandy; 26 Hitler in command; 27 The surrender of Berlin; 28 The commandant of Auschwitz interviewed; Guide to Further Reading; References; Index; Plate.
Series Title: Seminar studies in history.

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This is an updated edition of the first truly concise introduction to the history of World War II in the West. The author, S.P. MacKenzie traces the major events on both fighting front and home front, explaining what happened and, just as importantly, why the balance of fortunes swung first towards the Axis and then towards the Allies. Along with overviews of the origins and consequences of the conflict, the book: Provides a narrative account of the course of events on land throughout the warContains sections specifically devoted to societies and economies; resistance.

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