Turning of the Tide 1942-44Mixed media product Second World War Experience
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- Publisher: Carlton Books Ltd
- Format: Mixed media product | 64 pages
- Dimensions: 278mm x 310mm x 38mm | 1,479g
- Publication date: 1 September 2009
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 1847321860
- ISBN 13: 9781847321862
- Illustrations note: approx. 200 colour/ b&w photographs, colour maps & artworks
- Sales rank: 214,347
"The Second World War Experience" is a four-volume series, published in association with the Imperial War Museum, covering the whole six-year global conflagration. "Volume three, The Second World War Experience: Turning of the Tide" charts the period when the Allies began to make consistent ground against the Axis. It opens in Russia with the epic battle for Stalingrad and the start of the German westward retreat that would not end until the Battle for Berlin two years later.In Africa the Allied armies met with Rommel's Afrika Korps at El Alamein. In the Far East the bitter struggle with the Japanese continues, but this time in the Allies' favour. And on mainland Europe the Allies finally gained significant ground with the invasion and eventual surrender of one of the major Axis Powers - Italy. Rare items of memorabilia sourced from around the world combined with an audio CD of veterans' first-hand accounts bring the era and the events to life as never before. The memorabilia includes: Montgomery's orders for El Alamein; Stalin's annotated proof of his famous 5 September 1942 order regarding partisan warfare; and diary kept by a German soldier on the North African front.
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Richard Overy, Professor of History, University of Exeter, is a world-renowned historian and an expert on the history of the Second World War, air warfare and the Hitler and Stalin dictatorships. He has won five prizes for his published work, including the 2005 Wolfson prize for History. He is a regular contributor to the Independent, Sunday Telegraph and Guardian.
Table of contents
1942 Continued: The tide turns in North Africa; The Battle for Stalingrad; Second Alamein; Operation "Torch"; Guadacanal; The Soviet counter-stroke: Operation "Uranus"; Defeat at Stalingrad; 1943: The Casablanca Conference: "Unconditional Surrender"; Operation "Longcloth": the Chindits in Burma; The end of the Axis in Africa: Tunisia; Dambusters; Rationing: the War for Food; The Battle of Kursk; Operation "Husky" - the Capture of Sicily; The Bombing of Hamburg; The French Resistance; From Kharkov to Kiev: the Red Army breaks through; Italy: Invasion and Surrender; Operation "Cartwheel": the war for New Guinea; Island-Hopping in the Pacific; The Teheran Conference; Partisan War; Battle of the North Cape; 1944: Anzio; The Battle for Monte Cassino; The Secret War: spies, codes and deception; Battle for India: Imphal and Kohima; Japan's War in China: Operation "Ichi-Go".