Time: Absolute Victory: America's Greatest Generation and Their World War II Triumphby Editors of Time Magazine, Time Magazine (Manufactured by), George H. W. Bush (Foreword by)
In the last, triumphant months of World War II, young Americans won their nation's greatest victory-or victories. For the war they won was a world war, a conflict fought on two very different fronts in two very different ways. In Europe the battle-tested troops who had landed in Normandy on D-Day fought their way onto Adolf Hitler's doorstep, then crossed the Rhine and brought down the Nazis' "thousand-year Reich." Meanwhile, across the Pacific, sailors, Marines and airmen teamed up to invade a series of crucial islands-Tarawa, Iwo Jima, Okinawa-rolling back a tough Japanese enemy and paving the way for the surprising end of the war with the dropping of an atom bomb on Hiroshima.
Every step of every day, these members of "the greatest generation" were shadowed by reporters and photographers from two great American magazines, Time and Life. Now the editors of Time have returned to these archives to compile a memorable, visually stunning portrait of those stirring times, America's Greatest Generation and Their World War II Triumph.
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