World War II Illustrated Atlas

World War II Illustrated Atlas

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World War II was the greatest conflict in the history of mankind. It penetrated into every corner of the globe, from the Arctic to the Pacific Oceans. Immense armed forces engaged one another in battle in every type of environment, from the desert sands of North Africa to the jungles of Burma and New Guinea. The Allied and Axis forces met in brutal encounters ranging from small commando raids to gigantic armoured battles. World War II Illustrated Atlas is a comprehensive visual guide to this complex conflict. It plots the exact course of the land, sea and air campaigns in fine detail, enabling the reader to trace the ebb and flow of the fortunes of both sides. With the aid of over 160 full-colour maps, every theatre of war is covered. Contents include the land campaigns in North-west Europe, Italy, North Africa, Russia, South-East Asia and the Pacific; the naval war in the Atlantic and Mediterranean; the great carrier battles of the Pacific war; and the strategic bombing campaigns of Europe and the Pacific, culminating in the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
This new edition provides another 25 maps showing the key raids and battles of the war, ranging from the St Nazaire raid in 1942 to the battle for Corregidor in February 1945. The isometric map views give a new perspective on the war, and are accompanied by detailed descriptions of the battles and raids along with photographs from the event.
This complete atlas provides an invaluable work of reference for both the general reader and the serious student of World War II.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 208 x 270 x 22mm | 1,150g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 187 colour maps and 52 photos; 239 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1782747362
  • 9781782747369
  • 1,094,513

Table of contents

Introduction

The Build Up To War
1. Europe 1914-18
2. Europe after the Peace Treaties 1920-21
3. The Depression in Europe
4. Fascist States in Europe
5. European Political Agreements 1934-35 I
6. European Political Agreements 1936-37 II
7. European Political Agreements 1938-39 III
8. Revolution and Invasion in China to 1912-35
9. Expansion of Japan 1920-41
10. Hitler's Annexations 1936-39

September 1939: The Blitzkrieg
11. Invasion of Poland 1-28 September 1939
12. The Winter War November 1939-March 1940
The Phoney War: German and Allied Plans - September 1939 to April 1940
13. Battle of Suomussalmi - 11 December 1939 to 8 January 1940
14. Denmark and Norway - April to June 1940
15. Invasion of the West - May to June 1940
16. Panzer strike through the Ardennes - 12 to 14 May 1940
17. Dunkirk Operation 'Dynamo' - 27 May to 4 June 1940
18. Fall of France and Vichy - June 1940
19. The Battle of Britain - July to September 1940
20. The Blitz - September 1940 to May 1941

The Air War
21. The Bombing of Europe 1939-41
22. The Thousand Bomber Raid 30/31 May 1943
23. Strategic Bombing 1943
24. Dambusters Raid 16/17 May 1943
25. Schweinfurt Bombing Results

The Sea War
26. Battle of the Atlantic I - September 1939 to May 1940
27. Battle of the Atlantic II - June 1940 to March 1941
28. Battle of the Atlantic III - April to December 1941
29. Battle of the Atlantic IV - January 1942 to February 1943
30. Battle of the Atlantic V - May to September 1943

North Africa and Italy
31. Campaign in East Africa - June 1940 to November 1941
32. Iraq, Syria and Persia - April to September 1941
33. North Africa: Operation Compass - 9 December 1940 to February 1941
34. North Africa: Operation Sonnenblume - April 1941
35. North Africa: Operation Crusader - November to December 1941
36. Operation Crusader: Battle of Sidi Rezegh - 18 November to 7 December 1941
37. Rommel Returns
38. Gazala and the Fall of Tobruk - May to June 1942
39. The Eve of Battle (El Alamein) - 23 October 1942
40. El Alamein Operation Lightfoot - 24 to 29 October 1942
41. El Alamein, Operation Supercharge - 2 to 4 November 1942
42. The Mediterranean Naval Operations - Late 1942
43. Battle of Matapan - 28 to 29 March 1941
44. Taranto Attack - 11 November 1940
45. Operation Pedestal - 11 to 13 August 1942
46. Operation Torch - 8 November 1942
47. British Advance to Tunisia - November 1942 to February 1943
48. Kasserine Pass - 14 to 22 February 1943
49. Axis Defeat in Tunisia - 20 to 29 March 1943
50. Capture of Tunis - April to May 1943
51. Invasion of Sicily - 10 July to 17 August 1943
52. Southern Italy - 3 September to 15 December 1943
53. Landings at Salerno - 9 to 16 September 1943
54. Southern Italy Operational Plans - 1942 to 43
55. Monte Cassino
56. Landings at Anzio - 17 January to 26 May 1944

The Liberation of Rome and Advance North - June to December 1944
57. The End in Italy - April to May 1945

The Eastern Front
58. The Balkan Campaign - 6 to 20 April 1941
59. The Conquest of Greece and Crete - 6 to 28 April 1941
60. Operation Barbarossa I - 22 June to early October 1941
61. Operation Typhoon - September to December 1941
62. Battle for Moscow - January to June 1942
63. The Caucasus - June to November 1942
64. The Siege of Sevastopol
65. The Siege of Leningrad - September 1941 to January 1944 66. Dispersion of Soviet Industry
67. The Battle for Stalingrad - September 1942 to February 1943
68. Battle of Kharkov - 29 January to 20 February 1943
69. Eastern Front - March 1943
70. Battle of Kharkov - 2 to 23 March 1943
71. Eastern Front - July 1943
72. Kursk 'Operation Zitadelle' - 5 to 13 July 1943
73. Battle of Prokhovovka - 12 July 1943
74. Soviet Advance to Dnieper - 5 July to 1 December 1943
75. Liberating the Ukraine and the Crimea - January to May 1944
76. Leningrad and the Kerelian Front - January to October 1944
77. Karelian Front - September to October 1944
78. Yugoslavia - 1941 and 1942
79. Yugoslavia 1943
80. Operation Bagration - June to July 1944
81. The Warsaw Rising - 1 August to 2 October 1944
82. Soviet Advance into Poland - July 1944
83. Soviet Advance into Romania and Hungary - 8 August to 15 December 1944
84. The Balkans - November to December 1944
85. The Liberation of Greece - October to November 1944
86. The Advance to Koenigsberg - October 1944 to April 1945
87. Battle for Koenigsberg
88. Battle of Budapest and Vienna - December 1944 to May 1945
89. The Advance to the Oder - January to February 1945
90. The Battle for Berlin - 15 April to 6 May 1945
91. The Battle for Berlin - 26 April to 2 May 1945

The Western Front
92. Global Strategy - 1941 to 1945
93. COSSAC Plan - August 1943
94. Allied D-Day Landing Plan and Objectives - 6 June 1944 95. Breakout Plan - 22 July to 6 August
96. Falaise Pocket - 6 to 19 August 1944
97. The Liberation of Paris - 14 to 25 August 1944
98. Invasion of Southern France - August 1944
99. Allied Advance to September 1944
100. The Air Lift - 17 September 1944
101. Airborne Drop Zones - September 1944
102. First Airborne Division landing zones - September 1944
103. Battle of the Bulge - 16 to 24 December 1944
104. Battle of the Bulge counterattack - 26 December 1944 to 7 February 1945
105. Advance to the Rhine - 8 February to 21 March 1945
106. Crossing the Rhine - March 1945

The War in the Pacific
107. Hawaii Operation, track of Japanese attack force - 26 November to 7 December
108. Pearl Harbor: The Japanese Attack - 7 December 1941
109. Japanese Expansion - December 1941 to July 1942
110. Invasion of Malaya - 8 December1941 to 31 January 1942
111. Capture of Singapore - 8 to 15 February 1942
112. Indian Ocean March - March to April 1942
113. Japanese Invasion of Burma - January to May 1942
114. Japanese Invasion of Philippines - 8 December 1941 to June 1942
115. Bataan and Corregidor
116. Manila and Bataan
117. Japanese Invasion of the Dutch East Indies - January to March 1942
118. Battle of Midway - 4 to 5 June 1942
119. Admiral Yamamoto's plans to seize Midway - May to June 1942
120. Battle of the Coral Sea - 28 April to 11 May 1942
121. Battle of Midway I - 4 June 1942 04:00 to 10:30
122. Battle of Midway II - 4 June 1942 10:30 to 6 June 00:00
123. US Landings and the Battle of Savo Island - August 1942
124. US Landings
125. Guadalcanal
126. The Solomon Islands - 12 to 13 November 1942
127. Guadalcanal - 13 November 1942
128. Guadalcanal - 14 to 15 November 1942
129. Operation Cartwheel - March 1942 to November 1943
130. New Guinea - August to September 1943
131. The Aleutians - June 1942 to May 1943
132. Chindits in Burma - February to March 1943
133. Pacific situation to October 1944
134. Carrier Raids in the Central Pacific to October 1944
135. Tarawa Atoll - 20 to 23 November 1943
136. Makin Atoll - 20 to 23 November 1943
137. Japanese merchant shipping routes - 1941 to 1945
138. Japanese merchant shipping losses - 7 Dec 1941 to 31 Dec 1942
139. Japanese merchant shipping losses 1943
140. Japanese merchant shipping losses 1944
141. Japanese merchant shipping losses 1945
142. Battle of the Philippine Sea I - 19 June 1944
143. Battle of the Philippine Sea II - 20 to 21 June 1944
144. War in China - July 1937 to December 1944
145. Second Arakan Campaign - December 1943 to April 1944
146. Japanese Invasion of India - March to June 1944
147. Allied Recapture of Burma - December 1944 to February 1945
148. The Saipan Landings - 15 June to 9 July 1944
149. Guam - 21 July to 10 August 1944
150. Tinian - 24 July to 1 August 1944
151. Pacific situation up to August 1945
152. The Battle of the Philippines - 20 to 27 October 1944
153. Liberation of the Philippines - January to August 1945
154. Allied Recapture of Burma - December 1944 to 5 May 1945
155. Landings on Iwo Jima - 19 February to 26 March 1945
156. The Fall of Okinawa - 1 April to 21 June 1945
157. The Japanese Empire - August 1945
158. Bombing of Japan - June 1944 to August 1945
159. Soviet Invasion of Manchuria - September 1945
160. Operations Against Japan - February to August 1945
161. Allied Invasion Plan - August 1945 version
162. Nagasaki - 9 August 1945
The Aftermath
163. Mobilization for War - 1939 to 1945
164. Original Members of the United Nations 1945
165. The Casualties of War - 1939 to 1945
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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. Andrew Wiest is University Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Southern Mississippi and Founding Director of the university's Dale Center for the Study of War and Society. He is author of many books including The Illustrated History of World War I and The Boys of '67, and co-author of Campaigns of World War II: The Pacific War, The Illustrated History of the Vietnam War and Strategy and Tactics: Infantry Warfare.
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