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The Second World War: Causes and Background

The Second World War: Causes and Background

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The Second World War: Causes and Background

World War II defined the 20th century and shaped the contemporary world; from the decolonization of Africa to the rise and fall of the Berlin Wall. This comprehensive series, edited by one of the worlds leading military historians, offers a focused overview of this complex and volatile era, taking into account the political, economic and social factors, as well as military circumstances of the road to war and its consequences. Augmented by a full length and detailed introduction by the editor, each volume gathers together the seminal articles on specific arenas of the war, providing a convenient and elegant tool for researchers and general readers alike.

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ISBN-13: 9780754626527
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/30/2007
Series: The Second World War Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 520
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.70(d)

Table of Contents

The forgotten campaign: Poland's military aviation in September 1939, M.A. Peszke
A reassessment of Anglo-French strategy during the phoney war, 1939-40, Talbot Imlay
The Winter War in global perspective, O. Manninen
The German invasion of Norway, 1940, Adam Classen
Myth of the blitzkrieg, Robert Doughty
Myths of the blitzkrieg - the enduring mythology of the 1940 campaign, James Corum
The battle of Gembloux, 14-15 May: the blitzkrieg checked, J.A. Gunsberg
The fall of France, 1940, M.S. Alexander
Strategy and scapegoatism: reflections on the French national catastrophe, 1940, N. Jordan
Colonel Blimp and the British army: British divisional commanders in the war against Germany ,1939-1945, David French
Understanding defeat: reappraising Italy's role in World War II, James J. Sadkovich
The Italo-Greek war in context: Italian priorities and Axis diplomacy, James J. Sadkovich
Re-evaluating who won the Italo-British naval conflict, 1940-42, James J. Sadkovich
Could Admiral Gensoul have averted the tragedy of Mers-el-Kebir?, Philippe Lasterle
British subversion in French East Africa, 1941-2: SOE's Todd mission, E.D.R. Harrison
Both sides of the hill: intelligence in the Crete and Arnhem campaigns, Richard Wilkinson
The Red Army at war 1941-1945: sources and interpretations, D.M. Glantz
Recent literature on the Great Patriotic War of the Soviet Union 1941--1945, P.A. Hill
Antonescu's eagles against Stalin's falcons: the Romanian Air Force, Alexander Statiev
Hitler's quest for oil: the impact of economic considerations om military strategy, 1941-42, Joel Hayward
A case study in early joint warfare: ananalysis of the Wehrmacht's Crimean campaign of 1942, Joel Hayward
Too little, too late: an analysis of Hitler's failure in August 1942 to damage Soviet oil production, Joel Hayward
The myth of Stalingrad, J.W. Baird.

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