The Second World War Experience Volume 1: Blitzkrieg 1939-41

The Second World War Experience Volume 1: Blitzkrieg 1939-41

by Richard Overy, Imperial War Museum
     
 
The world burst into war in a blast of bombs and tanks when the Nazis marched into Poland. Blitzkrieg moves from the aftermath of World War I into the dramatic events of 1938–41. Rare items of memorabilia—including Hitler’s order to invade Poland and Montgomery’s diary charting the evacuation from Dunkirk—bring the era and events

Overview

The world burst into war in a blast of bombs and tanks when the Nazis marched into Poland. Blitzkrieg moves from the aftermath of World War I into the dramatic events of 1938–41. Rare items of memorabilia—including Hitler’s order to invade Poland and Montgomery’s diary charting the evacuation from Dunkirk—bring the era and events to life as never before. The CD features Chamberlain’s announcement of war; Churchill’s “finest hour” speech; and Hitler’s first speech from the newly German Danzig.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844420148
Publisher:
Carlton Books
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 12.10(h) x 1.50(d)

Meet the Author

Richard Overy, Professor of History, University of Exeter, United Kingdom has published 17 books, including Russia’s War, The Battle of Britain, and Why the Allies Won, and edited a number of others. He has been general editor of the Times History of the World for the fifth, sixth, and seventh editions (which have now sold over one million copies worldwide), and wrote and edited the Times History of the Twentieth Century. He has won five prizes for his published work, including in 2005 the Wolfson Prize for History and the Hessell-Tiltman Prize for History, both for The Dictators: Hitler’s Germany, Stalin’s Russia. In 2001 he was awarded the Samuel Eliot Morison Prize by the Society for Military History. Richard Overy is also a regular contributor to the Independent, Sunday Telegraph, Guardian, and The Literary Review. He is a Fellow of the British Academy.

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