In a new and exciting approach to history, John Ellis presents a brilliant overview of a truly global battle, focusing on a single day in the fifth year of the Second World War, when the Allied war machine was in top gear but the outcome was far from certain. He describes a world-wide conflict from the viewpoint of those who took part on all fronts in both Allied and Axis forces - field-marshal or private; president, prime minister; prisoner-of-war or munitions worker - just as they saw it on 25th October 1944, without foresight, only with clouded and partial hindsight.
An unusual and provocative book, and an appalling story told with the understatement that sharpens its horror in a true Swiftian sense. No one who opens this book will ever again lightly pronounce the words "World War Three".
- Publication Date:
- 11 / 12 / 1998
- 154 x 240mm