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Der Zweite Weltkrieg

Der Zweite Weltkrieg

  • Author: Antony Beevor
  • Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag
  • ISBN: 3641107903
  • Category: History
  • Page: 976
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Vor 75 Jahren, am 1. September 1939, begann der Zweite Weltkrieg Der Zweite Weltkrieg war der brutalste und folgenschwerste kriegerische Konflikt der Geschichte – mit einem bis dahin ungekannten Maß an Waffengewalt und millionenfachem Sterben bis hin zum Völkermord. Antony Beevor, angesehener britischer Historiker, entwirft ein globales Panorama, das die großen Zusammenhänge dieses Krieges ebenso transparent macht wie die herrschenden politisch-ideologischen Kräfte, das Ursachen und Folgen umfassend und in bisher einmaliger Prägnanz verdeutlicht. Er folgt von Norden nach Süden und von Osten nach Westen jenen Männern, die die Welt in die größte Schlacht der Menschheitsgeschichte getrieben haben. Und er verliert dabei nie jene aus den Augen, für die dieser monströse Krieg unermessliches Leid bedeutete. Auf der Basis aktueller Forschung, bestens recherchiert, empathisch erzählt, hat Beevor das Buch zum prägendsten Ereignis des 20. Jahrhunderts geschrieben.

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 Jet Race and the Second World War

The Jet Race and the Second World War

  • Author: Sterling Michael Pavelec
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780275993559
  • Category: History
  • Page: 227
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First Published in 1926, Where is Britain Going? focuses on the historical factors and circumstances which were to define Britain's development in the midst of social unrest at that time. The book considers the future of Britain in an age when the working classes were being driven into confrontation with the state under the impact of the world crisis of capitalism. Writing over eighty years ago, Trotsky concentrates on the decline of British imperialism in his analysis of the Bolshevik Revolution. In a brilliant polemic that exposes all the treachery of the Labour leaders in the year before the General strike, he recalls the revolutionary traditions of the working class and draws on the historical lessons of the English Civil War and Chartism. Rejecting the parliamentary road and stripping bare the pretensions of Fabian socialism, Where is Britain going? outlines perspectives of revolution which continue to retain their validity.

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.

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.

Education and the Second World War: Education in England During the Second World War

Education and the Second World War: Education in England During the Second World War

  • Author: Roy Lowe
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 041568921X
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 243
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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.

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.

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.

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.

A Small Nation in the Turmoil of the Second World War

A Small Nation in the Turmoil of the Second World War

Money, Finance and Occupation (Belgium, Its Enemies, Its Friends, 1939-1945)

  • Author: Herman van der Wee,Monique Verbreyt
  • Publisher: Leuven University Press
  • ISBN: 9058677591
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 494
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Studies in Social and Economic History, Volume 35Based on intensive research in the archives of six countries, this book presents an in-depth analysis of Belgium's monetary and financial history during World War II. Exploring Belgium's financial and business links with Germany, France, The Netherlands, Great Britain, the United States, and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the authors focus on the roles played in this complex wartime network by the Central Bank and private bankers in Brussels, by the Belgian government in exile in London, and by the Belgian minister plenipotentiary in New York.

Facing the Second World War

Facing the Second World War

Strategy, Politics, and Economics in Britain and France, 1938-1940

  • Author: Talbot C. Imlay
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN: 9780199261222
  • Category: History
  • Page: 393
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Covering the period from the late 1930s up to the spring of 1940, this book offers the first systematic comparison of how two countries, Britain and France, responded to the possibility and then reality of total war by examining developments in three dimensions: strategic, domestic political, and political economic. To date, studies of French and British policies during this period have focused almost exclusively on diplomatic and military events. Yet because twentieth-century war demanded a massive effort on the part of nations and societies, its study requires a broader approach, one that encompasses the political, social, and economic dimensions as well as the links between them. Using a wide array of archival and secondary sources, including the records of government departments, trade unions, business groups, and political parties, the book demonstrates that the British were more successful in managing the strains of modern industrial war than the French. Whereas inFrance political, economic, and military developments combined to produce a multi-faceted crisis by early 1940, imperilling the war effort against Germany, developments in Britain followed a different course that laid the political and economic foundations for a long war. The book's wide-ranging approach will interest political, social, economic, and military historians as well as historians of modern Europe, France, and Britain. More precisely, it addresses such current historical debates as the nature of the political Right and Left in Europe during the 1930s, the extent of rearmament and economic mobilization, and the causes of France's defeat in 1940. The book will also interest political scientists, particularly International Relations (IR). As an extended comparison of how two liberal democracies met the challenge of war, it addresses debates concerning the relationship between democratic regimes and capabilities for war, the influence of domestic versus systemic factors on national policies, and the nature and relative performance of different types of political economic regimes.

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.

Women and the Second World War in France, 1939-1948

Women and the Second World War in France, 1939-1948

Choices and Constraints

  • Author: Hanna Diamond
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317885430
  • Category: History
  • Page: 248
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This is the first book (in either English or French) to offer readers an overview of women's experience of the Second World War and its immediate aftermath in France. It examines objectively the part that women played in both collaboration and resistance, synthesising much recent scholarship on the subject in French and English, and drawing on the author's own extensive research (including oral testimony) in Toulouse, Paris, and West Brittany. The findings are complex, and the immensely varied testimony challenges easy generalisation. This will be relevant for courses on French studies, French and European history and Women's studies.

Shakespeare and the Second World War

Shakespeare and the Second World War

Memory, Culture, Identity

  • Author: Irene Rima Makaryk
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 1442644028
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 338
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Shakespeare's works occupy a prismatic and complex position in world culture: they straddle both the high and the low, the national and the foreign, literature and theatre. The Second World War presents a fascinating case study of this phenomenon: most, if not all, of its combatants have laid claim to Shakespeare and have called upon his work to convey their society's self-image. In wartime, such claims frequently brought to the fore a crisis of cultural identity and of competing ownership of this 'universal' author. Despite this, the role of Shakespeare during the Second World War has not yet been examined or documented in any depth. Shakespeare and the Second World War provides the first sustained international, collaborative incursion into this terrain. The essays demonstrate how the wide variety of ways in which Shakespeare has been recycled, reviewed, and reinterpreted from 1939–1945 are both illuminated by and continue to illuminate the War today.

Closing the Ring

Closing the Ring

The Second World War

  • Author: Winston S. Churchill
  • Publisher: RosettaBooks
  • ISBN: 0795311427
  • Category: History
  • Page: 704
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The fifth in Winston Churchill's six-volume account of World War II picks up at the dawn of a more optimistic time for the Allied forces. After considerable struggle, the balance has finally shifted toward the Allies--and in Closing the Ring, Winston Churchill documents the drive toward victory. With the visionary perspective of one who has both documented and shaped history, Churchill tells us of the destruction of the once-formidable armies of the Third Reich, the bombings of Berlin, and the panic that descended among Hitler's inner circle. Churchill's writing is masterful and highly readable--providing a compelling narrative account of the Allies' end game. But victory was bittersweet for Churchill, who saw the greatness of the British Empire fading even as the war was won. This definitive work provides an intimate look at both this volatile period in history and in Churchill himself--both as a wartime leader and as an individual.

Germany and the Second World War

Germany and the Second World War

  • Author: Gerhard Schreiber,Detlef Vogel
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780198228844
  • Category: Germany
  • Page: 822
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Explores the conduct of the war in the Mediterranean region and examines the dramatic military events of this period

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.

The Gathering Storm

The Gathering Storm

The Second World War

  • Author: Winston S. Churchill
  • Publisher: RosettaBooks
  • ISBN: 0795308329
  • Category: History
  • Page: 752
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The first volume of Winston Churchill's six-volume memoirs as a statesman and leader during World War II, The Gathering Storm begins with his thoughts on World War I--and how its ending laid the foundations for the next global conflict. As a military and political leader during both wars, Churchill was well placed to give readers a behind-the-scenes tour of history as it was being created, by a man who had a definitive part in shaping it. The volume continues with contemporary letters and memoranda from the British government documenting the country's terrifying descent into war. As Prime Minister during World War II, Churchill possessed a unique understanding of these documents' connection to historical events--and guides the reader through them with vivid narrative skill.