The Second World War was fought on an unprecedented scale and claimed the lives of millions, from soldiers to civilians. Providing a challenging analysis of its causes and momentous consequences, as well as a clear narrative and explanation of the course of the war, World War II examines the objectives and concerns of all the combatants in one of the most deadly conflicts of the 20th Century. Approximately 40 maps and 500 images give a complete picture of the conflict across its many theaters - the Eastern and Western fronts, Scandinavia and Italy, the Balkans and the Mediterranean, and China and Southeast Asia, as well as the Western Pacific.
Author Biography:Robin Cross has written on many aspects of WW II. He's the author of Bombers, The Citadel: The Battle of Kursk, & Unsung Heroines.
Charles Messenger served in the Royal Tank Regiment and has written several books on the war, including The Second World War in the West.
H.P. Willmott is a widely published military historian and the author of DK's World War I.