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The Second World War

Author: John Keegan
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines each theater of the war, focusing on five crucial battles and offering new insights into the distinctive methods and motivations of modern warfare.
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Keegan, John, 1934-2012.
Second World War.
New York : Penguin Books, 2005
(DLC) 2005274899
(OCoLC)60327493
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Keegan
OCLC Number: 762932872
Notes: Originally published: London : Hutchinson, 1989.
Description: 1 online resource (608 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Prologue. Every man a soldier ; Fomenting world war --
pt. I. The war in the West 1940-1943. The triumph of blitzkrieg ; Air battle: the Battle of Britain ; War supply and the Battle of the Atlantic --
pt. II. The war in the East 1941-1943. Hitler's strategic dilemma ; Securing the eastern springboard ; Airborne battle: Crete ; Barbarossa ; War production ; Crimean summer, Stalingrad winter --
pt. III. The war in the Pacific 1941-1943. Tojo's strategic dilemma ; From Pearl Harbor to Midway ; Carrier battle: Midway ; Occupation and repression ; The war for the islands --
pt. IV. The war in the West 1943-1945. Churchill's strategic dilemma ; Three wars in Africa ; Italy and the Balkans ; Overlord ; Tank battle: Falaise ; Strategic bombing ; The Ardennes and the Rhine --
pt. V. The war in the East 1943-1945. Stalin's strategic dilemma ; Kursk and the recapture of western Russia ; Resistance and espionage ; The Vistula and the Danube ; City battle: the siege of Berlin --
pt. VI. The war in the Pacific 1943-1945. Roosevelt's strategic dilemma ; Japan's defeat in the south ; Amphibious battle: Okinawa ; Super-weapons and the defeat of Japan ; The legacy of the Second World War.
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Examines each theater of the war, focusing on five crucial battles and offering new insights into the distinctive methods and motivations of modern warfare.

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