WW2 Victory in Europe Experience: From D-Day to the Destruction of the Third Reich

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This book, published to celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of VE Day, is a graphic account of the storming and taking of Hitler's Festung Europa (?Fortress Europe?) by the Allies during the final eleven months of the Second World War. The book shows spread-by-spread the relentless progress of the epic war in the European Theater of Operations, and focuses on the world-famous engagements such as Operation Market-Garden (immortalized in the film A Bridge too Far), the Battle of the Bulge, the bombing of Dresden and...

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Overview

This book, published to celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of VE Day, is a graphic account of the storming and taking of Hitler's Festung Europa (?Fortress Europe?) by the Allies during the final eleven months of the Second World War. The book shows spread-by-spread the relentless progress of the epic war in the European Theater of Operations, and focuses on the world-famous engagements such as Operation Market-Garden (immortalized in the film A Bridge too Far), the Battle of the Bulge, the bombing of Dresden and other German cities, the fall of Berlin, and VE Day itself. Written by a leading military historian and including a wealth of first-hand accounts on an audio CD, the Imperial War Museum's WW2 Victory in Europe Experience contains 30 facsimile items of memorabilia integrated into the pages of the book. The reader can re-live this momentous period of history by examining maps, diaries, letters, and other items which up till now have remained filed or exhibited in the Imperial Wa

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  • ISBN-13: 9781844425099
  • Publisher: Carlton Books
  • Publication date: 4/1/2005
  • Edition description: 72 min. Audio CD, Booklets, Maps, Photos
  • Pages: 64
  • Product dimensions: 12.24 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.54 (d)

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Julian Thompson is a leading military historian, a Visiting Professor to the Department of War Studies at King's College London, and a distinguished veteran of the Falklands War. He has written several successful books including No Picnic: 3 Commando Brigade in the South Atlantic, The Imperial War Museum Book of the War in Burma 1942-1945, The Royal Marines, and The Imperial War Museum Book of War behind Enemy Lines. He lives in London, England.

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