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World War II in Photographs

World War II in Photographs

by Richard Holmes, Imperial War Museum
     
 

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As we approach the 70th anniversary of the start of World War II, interest in the greatest military conflict of all time remains stronger than ever. Richard Holmes, one of Britain’s finest military historians—assisted by the research staff of the Imperial War Museum—takes us on a photographic look back at the confrontation. In year-by-year chapters,

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As we approach the 70th anniversary of the start of World War II, interest in the greatest military conflict of all time remains stronger than ever. Richard Holmes, one of Britain’s finest military historians—assisted by the research staff of the Imperial War Museum—takes us on a photographic look back at the confrontation. In year-by-year chapters, from 1939–45, this breathtaking volume covers every theater of operations. Dramatic, hard hitting, and intensely moving, this is a unique visual testament to the millions who lost their lives in the war, and a reminder of both the heroism and horror of global combat.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
War, the game the world so loves to play, is showcased here in yet another slick photographic history of World War II. This book certainly does not present a new concept and offers no new scholarship on the history of the war, yet it does provide stark, grim, and vivid reminders of the horror and cost of global warfare. British historian Holmes (Footsteps of a Romantic Biographer) furnishes the standard chronological text, and the British Imperial War Museum provides more than 500 black-and-white and color photographs from its massive archives. The book offers a decidedly British view of the war, although the photos do include American, German, Russian, and Japanese perspectives. Photos include propaganda shots, action photos, and staged pictures (identified where possible). Many photos are not for the squeamish or faint of heart, showing gruesome scenes of death and destruction. No maps are provided to help orient the reader. Still, this is a polished product. Recommended for public libraries.--Col. William D. Bushnell, USMC, Sebascodegan Island, ME Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847324412
Publisher:
Carlton Books
Publication date:
11/03/2009
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
770,291
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author

Richard Holmes is Professor of Military and Security Studies at Cranfield University and the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, and President of the British Commission for Military History. He has written over 20 books, including his trilogy on the British Soldier, Redcoat; Tommy, Sahib, The First World War in Photographs, The D-Day Experience, The Napoleonic Wars Experience, and Marlborough: England’s Fragile Genius. He has also presented seven television documentary series, from Rebels and Redcoats, about the American Revolution, to In the Footsteps of Churchill.

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