'An Illustrated Account of the Major Campaigns, from Europe to the Pacific Islands.'
Between 1939 and 1945, the liberty of Europe, and much of the rest of the world, hung in the balance as the armies of ruthless warlike states took on a coalition of nations with no desire to go to war. No conflict has ever cost more lives. Over 15 million servicemen and women perished, along with between 20 and 45 million civilians.
This book brings vividly to life the major battlefields of Europe, North Africa, the Russian Front and the Pacific Islands: the sites where the war was won and lost. It examines not only the tactics that determined the outcome of events, but the appalling cost of the fighting in human terns.
Includes 130 photographs and battle maps.
- Publication Date:
- 15 / 03 / 2009