Atlas of World War II: Over 160 Detailed Battle & Campaign Maps

Atlas of World War II: Over 160 Detailed Battle & Campaign Maps

by David Jordan, Andrew Wiest
     
 

Atlas of World War II is a comprehensive visual guide to a 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-color maps, every theater of war is covered. Contents include the land campaigns in North-West

Overview

Atlas of World War II is a comprehensive visual guide to a 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-color maps, every theater 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 the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

All the maps in this volume have been specially commissioned from an expert cartographer. Each map has been designed to highlight a particular aspect of the war, thus they vary in shape and size - from isometric to semicircular and full-page to double-page - and in outlook, with some maps giving a global perspective while others depict the exact movement of armed forces on the land, sea, and air. Battles such as Dunkirk, the Battle of Britain and Pearl Harbor are shown in great detail, as is the urban fighting that led to the liberation of cities such as Stalingrad and Warsaw. All maps are accompanied by an all-inclusive key, which helps the reader to decipher the action and events.

This complete atlas provides an invaluable work of reference for both the general reader and the serious student of World War II.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760755570
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
09/20/2004
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
9.52(w) x 11.82(h) x 0.97(d)

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