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Germany and the Second World War

Germany and the Second World War

Volume 6: The Global War

  • Author: Horst Boog,Werner Rahn,Reinhard Stumpf,Bernd Wegner
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191606847
  • Category: History
  • Page: 1406
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This is the sixth volume in the comprehensive and authoritative series, Germany and the Second World War. It deals with the extension of a European into a global war in the period from 1941 to 1943. It focuses on the politics, strategy, and operations of the belligerent powers as Germany lost the initiative to the Allies, and it represents, both in content and in composition, the climax and turning points of the war. Series description This is the sixth in the magisterial ten-volume Germany and the Second World War series. The six volumes so far published in German take the story to 1943, and have achieved international acclaim as a major contribution to historical study. Under the auspices of the Militärgeschichtliches Forschungsamt [Research Institute for Military History], a team of renowned historians has combined a full synthesis of existing material with the latest research to produce what will be the definitive history of the Second World War from the German point of view. The comprehensive analysis, based on detailed scholarly research, is underpinned by a full apparatus of maps, diagrams, and tables. Intensively researched and documented, Germany and the Second World War is an undertaking of unparalleled scope and authority. It will prove indispensable to all historians of the twentieth century.

The Second World War: Europe and the Mediterranean

The Second World War: Europe and the Mediterranean

  • Author: Thomas B. Buell
  • Publisher: Square One Publishers, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9780757001604
  • Category: History
  • Page: 448
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From the prewar development of the German war machine to the ultimate victory of the Allied coalition, here is an in-depth analysis of the battles that raged on the Western and Eastern Fronts. It examines the major strategies, the innovative tactics, and the new generation of weapons—along with the people who used them.

The Second World War

The Second World War

  • Author: John Keegan
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 144649649X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 528
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In this comprehensive history, John Keegan explores both the technical and the human impact of the greatest war of all time. He focuses on five crucial battles and offers new insights into the distinctive methods and motivations of modern warfare. In knowledgable, perceptive analysis of the airborne battle of Crete, the carrier battle of Midway, the tank battle of Falaise, the city battle of Berlin, and the amphibious battle of Okinawa, Keegan illuminates the strategic dilemmas faced by the leaders and the consequences of their decisions on the fighting men and the course of the war as a whole.

Triumph and Tragedy

Triumph and Tragedy

The Second World War

  • Author: Winston S. Churchill
  • Publisher: RosettaBooks
  • ISBN: 0795311478
  • Category: History
  • Page: 760
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In the final volume of the six-volume series The Second World War, the tide of war has turned in the Allies' favor--and Japan's surrender is imminent. Even so, the Allies find themselves powerless to halt the advance of Russia and lay the groundwork for lasting peace--and Churchill himself is seeing his time of leadership come to a close. In this book, Churchill provides us a glimpse not only of his own political diminishment at the end of the war, but of his predictions on the state of relations between Russia and the West--later fulfilled by the advent of the Cold War. Churchill's definitive history of World War II is extraordinary--both for the breadth and depth of its historical scope and the personal perspective of its writer, a man who not only lived in these times, but shaped them.

World War II

World War II

Crucible of the Contemporary World : Commentary and Readings

  • Author: Loyd E. Lee
  • Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
  • ISBN: 9780873327329
  • Category: History
  • Page: 427
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This anthology contains 16 readings by English-language scholars that deal with military, political, diplomatic, and social aspects of World War II and its consequences for the contemporary world. The readings are grouped around seven major topics and each topic is prefaced with a substantial commentary by Professor Lee that places it in historical context. The readings consist of complete articles or integral chapters rather than abridged selections so that each author's argument can be read in its original form. The authors are: Gerhard L. Weinberg, Akira Ireye, Jan Thomasz Gross, Betram M. Gordon, Michael R. Marrus, Hugh Tinker, Roy Fraser Holland, Lloyd E. Eastman, Roberta Wohlstetter, Williamson Murray, Sheila Fitzpatrick, D'Ann Campbell, Robert M. Hathaway, Melvyn P. Leffler, A.J. Levine, and Lawrence Freedman.

The Great Crusade

The Great Crusade

A New Complete History of the Second World War

  • Author: H. P. Willmott
  • Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
  • ISBN: 159797191X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 505
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An updated edition of the classic survey of World War II's military history

European Memories of the Second World War

European Memories of the Second World War

  • Author: Helmut Peitsch,Charles Burdett,Claire Gorrara
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • ISBN: 9781845451585
  • Category: History
  • Page: 333
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During the fifty years since the end of hostilities, European literary memories of the war have undergone considerable change, influenced by the personal experiences of writers as well as changing political, social, and cultural factors. This volume examines changing ways of remembering the war in the literatures of France, Germany, and Italy; changes in the subject of memory, and in the relations between fiction, autobiography, and documentary, with the focus being on the extent to which shared European memories of the war have been constructed.

Wartime

Wartime

Understanding and Behavior in the Second World War

  • Author: Paul Fussell
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780195065770
  • Category: History
  • Page: 330
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An incisive, unsentimental account of the emotional and psychological atmosphere of World War II and the war's effect on the literary world.

Britain in the Second World War

Britain in the Second World War

  • Author: Mark Donnelly
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415174251
  • Category: History
  • Page: 124
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This book presents a new and vivid survey of politics, society, culture and military strategy in Britain between 1939 and 1945. It covers the major historical debates in these areas.

Switzerland and the Second World War

Switzerland and the Second World War

  • Author: Georg Kreis
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136756701
  • Category: History
  • Page: 384
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This collection of essays sheds light on the history of Switzerland during World War II, covering such topics as: trade; financial relations; gold; refugees; defence; and foreign relations. It also touches on official post-war measures to suppress Switzerland's involvement in the war.

The Origins of the Second World War

The Origins of the Second World War

  • Author: Victor Rothwell
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • ISBN: 9780719059582
  • Category: History
  • Page: 211
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In this accessible account Victor Rothwell examines the origins of the Second Word War, from the flawed peace settlement of 1919 to the start of the true world war at Pearl Harbor in 1941. Reflecting current historical understanding of the subject, the author discusses, within a chronological framework, the underlying issues, such as the clash between 'have' and 'have not' states, as well as their relative military and economic strengths. Did the cause of peace advance in the 1920s, only to be stopped in its tracks and threatened with reversal by the economic depression that began with the Wall Street crash in 1929? What was the nature of Nazi thinking about war, foreign policy and the (primarily British) policy of appeasement, which sought to accommodate the Third Reich? Why did Britain itself for long prefer appeasement to collective security? Furthermore, the events in the Far East are examined and a contrast is drawn between the greater interest of the United States in that region than in Europe throughout the 1930s. Lastly, the complex process by which European war, starting in September 1939, became world war is treated as much more than an epilogue to what happened during the preceding decade.

The British Empire and the Second World War

The British Empire and the Second World War

  • Author: Ashley Jackson
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 9781852854171
  • Category: History
  • Page: 604
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A pioneering study of the role Britain's empire played in fighting the Second World War.

The United States and the Second World War

The United States and the Second World War

New Perspectives on Diplomacy, War, and the Home Front

  • Author: G. Kurt Piehler,Sidney Pash
  • Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
  • ISBN: 0823231208
  • Category: History
  • Page: 400
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In this text, Piehler and Pash bring together a collection of essays offering an examination of American participation in the Second World War, including a long overdue reconsideration of such seminal topics as the forces leading the US to enter World War II, the role of the American military in the Allied victory and more.

Origins of the Second World War Reconsidered

Origins of the Second World War Reconsidered

  • Author: Gordon Martel
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134714181
  • Category: History
  • Page: 296
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When A.J.P. Taylor's The Origins of the Second World War appeared in 1961 it made a profound impact. The book became a classic and a central point of reference in all discussion on the Second World War. The second edition of this distinguished collection, written by leading experts in the field, is designed to bring the state of the argument up to date. The issues discussed include: * the legacy of the Treaty of Versailles * Hitlers foreign policy * Appeasement * AJP Taylor and the Russians * the treatment of the crises leading up to war including the Anschluss, Danzig, Abysinnian crises and the Spanish Civil War. This second edition will ensure that The Origins of the Second World War will remain a high priority student and scholarly reading lists.

A War To Be Won

A War To Be Won

fighting the Second World War

  • Author: Williamson Murray,Allan Reed Millett
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 9780674041301
  • Category: History
  • Page: 736
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In the course of the twentieth century, no war looms as profoundly transformative or as destructive as World War II. Its global scope and human toll reveal the true face of modern, industrialized warfare. Now, for the first time, we have a comprehensive, single-volume account of how and why this global conflict evolved as it did. "A War To Be Won" is a unique and powerful operational history of the Second World War that tells the full story of battle on land, on sea, and in the air. Williamson Murray and Allan R. Millett analyze the operations and tactics that defined the conduct of the war in both the European and Pacific Theaters. Moving between the war room and the battlefield, we see how strategies were crafted and revised, and how the multitudes of combat troops struggled to discharge their orders. The authors present incisive portraits of the military leaders, on both sides of the struggle, demonstrating the ambiguities they faced, the opportunities they took, and those they missed. Throughout, we see the relationship between the actual operations of the war and their political and moral implications. "A War To Be Won" is the culmination of decades of research by two of America's premier military historians. It avoids a celebratory view of the war but preserves a profound respect for the problems the Allies faced and overcame as well as a realistic assessment of the Axis accomplishments and failures. It is the essential military history of World War II--from the Sino-Japanese War in 1937 to the surrender of Japan in 1945--for students, scholars, and general readers alike.

Causes and Consequences of the Second World War

Causes and Consequences of the Second World War

  • Author: Stewart Ross
  • Publisher: Evans Brothers
  • ISBN: 9780237525699
  • Category: World War, 1939-1945
  • Page: 80
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Introducing and explaining the causes and consequences of World War II, this book is one of a series which explain the contributory factors leading up to some of the most significant events of the 20th century and the effects of those events on the world.

The Second World War

The Second World War

A Short History

  • Author: R. A. C. Parker
  • Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
  • ISBN: 9780192802071
  • Category: History
  • Page: 330
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The Second World War is a compact but comprehensive and absorbing history of the war. It examines the causes of the war, how it was won and lost, and its far-reaching consequences for humanity. In tracing the key events of both the European and the Far Eastern wars, R. A. C. Parker outlines clearly the strategies of the participants, the economies and societies that underlay them, and the strengths and weaknesses of their fighting forces. He describes the decisive battles andanalyses the reasons for their outcome, paying close attention to special features of the war: mobile warfare, forced migration, the Holocaust, strategic and nuclear bombing. Unlike many other histories of the war this book places British and European involvement squarely in an international perspective,and the author never shies away from raising fundamental questions.