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Bradley Lightbody presents a fascinating and accessible history of the Second World War in its global context. Examining the war around general themes from ambition and advance, through expansion and containment, to rout and victory, The Second World War covers all the major theatres and events of the war.
From the origins and background to the war to its aftermath and legacy, The Second World War covers:
* the pre-war ambitions of Italy, Germany and Japan
* the outbreak of the war in Poland
* the 'Phoney War'
* Blitzkrieg, the Fall of France and the Battle of Britain
* Pearl Harbour
* the war in North Africa and El Alamein
* the final solution
* D-Day, the liberation of Italy and deliverance from the concentration camps
* the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
This book provides a comprehensive overview of the global ambitions and the global warfare that was the Second World War, making it essential reading for all students of twentieth century world history.
|6||Case White : Poland||39|
|7||The phoney war||46|
|8||The winter war||51|
|9||Copenhagen to Narvik||57|
|10||Blitzkrieg in the west||64|
|11||Fall of France||70|
|12||Battle of Britain||77|
|13||Italy on the march||83|
|14||North Africa and the Balkans||91|
|15||Battle of the Atlantic||98|
|23||Clearance of North Africa||155|
|24||Defeat on the Eastern Front||161|
|27||Invasion of Italy||181|
|29||Fall of Rome||195|
|30||Rollback on the Eastern Front||201|
|33||Stalemate on the west wall||227|
|35||Mussolini's last stand||245|
|38||Ideals and post-war realities||267|