The Routledge Atlas of the Second World War [NOOK Book]

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In The Routledge Atlas of the Second World War. Martin Gilbert graphically charts the war's political, military, economic and social history through 257 illuminating maps. The atlas covers all the major events from the German invasion of poland in September 1939 to the defeat of Japan in August 1945, including the Blitz, the Fall of France Pearl Harbor, the naval Batties of the Atlantic, the Indian Ocean and the Pacific, Dieppe: Stalingrad: Midway; the Normandy Landings, the bombing of Warsaw, London, Coventry, ...

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Overview

In The Routledge Atlas of the Second World War. Martin Gilbert graphically charts the war's political, military, economic and social history through 257 illuminating maps. The atlas covers all the major events from the German invasion of poland in September 1939 to the defeat of Japan in August 1945, including the Blitz, the Fall of France Pearl Harbor, the naval Batties of the Atlantic, the Indian Ocean and the Pacific, Dieppe: Stalingrad: Midway; the Normandy Landings, the bombing of Warsaw, London, Coventry, Hamburg, Dresden, Tokyo, Hiroshima and Nagasaki: the Burma Railway, Concentration camps and slave labour camps and prisoner-of-war camps in Europe, the Americas and the Far East.

Focusing on the human-and aspects of the war. The Routledge Atlas of the Second World war includes examination of.

Military naval and air campaigns on all the war fronts

The war on land, at sea and in the air and behind the lines

The economic and social aspects of the war

The global nature of the war, in armed combat and in suffering

The impact of the war on civilians, both under occupation, and as deportees and refugees

The aftermath of the war: Post-war political and national boundaries: War graves, and the human cost of the war on every continent.

The new paperback edition includes several updates to existing maps, as well as ten new maps specially drawn for this edition. The new maps include studies of japanese-American and Africa-American soliders serving with the United State Army. British woman special agents. Belgium at war, and the German occupation of the Channel Islands.

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Editorial Reviews

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‘This really is a brilliantly useful book … All in all, this is an outstanding reference work that can also be enjoyed as an unusual graphic history of the Second World War and its many political, economic and military dimensions.’Military Illustrated

'Martin Gilbert's The Routledge Atlas of the Second World War is a riveting collection of original and informative maps.’ The Observer

'Sir Martin Gilbert's Atlas of the Second World War is a work of extraordinary scholarship ... No university, library, historian – or anyone interested in World War II – will want to be without it.' – Henry Kissinger

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781317725923
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/5/2014
  • Series: Routledge Historical Atlases
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • File size: 15 MB
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Meet the Author

Sir Martin Gilbert is one of the leading historians of his generation. An Honorary Fellow of Merton College, Oxford, he is the official biographer of Churchill and the author of eighty-two books, among them Churchill - A Life; The Second World War; D-Day; The Day the War Ended and the three-volume A History of the Twentieth Century. For more information please visit http://www.martingilbert.com.

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Table of Contents

Introduction vi

Acknowledgements xii

List of Maps xiii

Section 1 From the German Invasion of Poland to the Fall of France 1

Section 2 Britain Alone and its Allies 17

Section 3 The Soviet Union Becomes an Allied Power 41

Section 4 Japan and the United States Enter the War 53

Section 5 The Unrelenting Struggle, 1942 and Beyond 70

Section 6 The Unarmed and the Civilians 88

Section 7 Total War 111

Section 8 Year of Decision: 1944 135

Section 9 The Defeat of Germany 171

Section 10 The Defeat of Japan 185

Section 11 Global War 203

Aftermath 235

Epilogue xix

Bibliography of Works Consulted xxi

Index xxxi

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