Mining the extensive Life archives and the finest photo collections here and abroad, this is a picture history of unparalled depth and power. Included are remarkable unpublished images, like color photographs of Hitler taken by his personal photographer, alongside the classic Life coverage that brought the war home. From the escalating tensions of the pre-war world to the German blitzkrieg, the shock of Pearl Harbor, the fighting on land, sea, and air, D-Day, the home fronts, the atom bombs, and the war's historic aftermath, legendary journalist Richard B. Stolley takes a fresh look at the most important global event of the 20th century.
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This book was a picture book, with commentary and writings by many different authors and historians, and has many photos from WW2. It has rare photos, popular photos and everything in between. The thing I liked most about this book was that it covered every part of World War 2, not just the part from when the U.S. entered the war. The book did not only cover the battles in World War 2, but aspects of life on the home front, and other less important, less known topics of the war. The book had a great variety of pictures from everywhere the war had an effect. It included both black and white, and color photos. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes World War 2.
In Lenigrad under siege, a couple pulls a sled bearing a tiny coffin. In Coventry, a priest leads his congregation in prayer, surrounded by the ruins of their cathedral. In the field, a bleeding German soldier is comforted by his comrades, his right arm lying in the foreground. In Kent, schoolchildren watch a dogfight with expressions ranging from horror to delight. In Rotterdam, the city is leveled as far as the eye can see, except for a lone church. In an internment camp in Wyoming, two Japanese-American soldiers, visiting their families, stand honor guard beside the casket of a Japanese-American World War I veteran. Every picture in this remarkable book reminds us that the story of World War II is much more than a collection of battles and troop movements; each reminds us that the war produced a multitude of heartbreaking stories played out all over the world. This collection of outstanding photographs is as moving as it is comprehensive. If you have a deep interest in World War II; if you are looking for an easy-to-digest survey of the entire war; if you enjoy photography as an art form; or if you are moved by depictions of the human condition, to you I recommend this book.
This is a must have for every world war two history buff. It has some incredible pictures and is vey very easy to get interested in.