The History of World War II

The History of World War II : The Defining Conflict of the 20th Century Day-by-Day

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World War II remains the largest conflict humanity has ever seen, both in terms of scale and loss of life. The war involved virtually every part of the world during the years 1939-1945. But from Norway to Mandalay, from Stalingrad to Tobruk, from Manchuria to Uruguay, it is also an immense war to try to understand. A perfect introduction to the conflict, The History of World War II is an authoritative, accessible and short narrative giving a history of events as they occurred. This fascinating book is divided into two parts, structured chronologically. Part I follows the European, Mediterranean and Africa theatres of war, while Part II examines the conflict in the Pacific. Throughout the book there is a timeline putting key events into historical context. There are also 200 full-colour artworks and colour and black-and-white archive photographs. Expertly and objectively told by Dr David Jordan, The History of World War II provides an excellent account of the causes of the war, how it developed into a global conflict, how its campaigns fared, and how it changed the map of the world.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 200 x 264 x 15mm | 512g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 300 artworks and photos; 300 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1838860843
  • 9781838860844

Table of contents


The Build-Up to War
The End of the Phoney War
The Atlantic War
The War in the Desert
Defeat in the East and Italy
From D-Day to VE Day

Japanese Expansion
Japan Challenged
The End in the Far East

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About David Jordan

David Jordan is Senior Lecturer at the Joint Services Command and Staff College, Shrivenham, where he teaches Intermediate and Advanced Staff courses. He joined the Defence Studies Department of Kings College London in June 2000 from the University of Birmingham. He is Chairman of the Board of Examiners for the MA in Defence Studies. He is the author of several books, including The Timeline of World War II, Wolfpack and the History of the French Foreign Legion.
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