Oxford Companion to World War II
From blitzkrieg and blackout to ghettos and Guadalcanal, World War II was a conflict that touched all nations and penetrated all aspects of people's lives. Sixty years after it ended, it still shapes the world we live in today. With over 1,750 A-Z entries, by more than 140 specialist contributors from Germany, Italy, and Japan, as well as from the Allied nations, the Companion provides uniquely worldwide coverage of the war. The strategies, forces, battles, and campaigns, and the social, political, and economic environments in which they operated are explored from both sides of the conflict. Every aspect of the war is covered: in-depth surveys of the countries involved in the conflict; politics and strategy; domestic and economic issues; resistance and intelligence; campaigns and battles; warfare and weapons; wartime leaders and influential people; slogans and slang The Companion's comprehensive coverage and in-depth analysis are supported by hundreds of maps, charts, and diagrams, and a full chronology.
- Paperback | 1064 pages
- 188 x 242 x 40mm | 2,059.33g
- 01 Sep 2005
- Oxford University Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
- Reissued ed.
- numerous maps, line drawings, tables, charts, and graphs
About M R D Foot
I. C. B. Dear has written several books on maritime and military subjects. He is the compiler of Oxford English: A Guide to the Language (1986) and co-editor of the second edition of The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea (2005). M. R. D. Foot, CBE, is an author and historian. He was formerly a wartime intelligence officer and a Professor of Modern History at the University of Manchester.
Table of contents
LIST OF MAPS; LIST OF PLATES; LIST OF EDITORS AND CONTRIBUTORS; NOTE TO THE READER; INTRODUCTION; A-Z ENTRIES; CHRONOLOGY; PLACE-NAME CHANGES