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In The Routledge Atlas of the Second World War, Martin Gilbert graphically charts the war’s political, military, economic and social history through 257 illuminating maps. The atlas covers all the major events from the German invasion of Poland in September 1939 to the defeat of Japan in August 1945.
Focusing on the human – and inhuman – aspects of the war, The Routledge Atlas of the Second World War includes examination of:
- military, naval and air campaigns on all the war fronts
- the war on land, at sea and in the air
- the economic and social aspects of the war
- the global nature of the war, in armed combat and in suffering
- the impact of the war on civilians, both under occupation, and as deportees and refugees
- the aftermath of the war: post-war political and national boundaries; war graves; and the human cost of the war on every continent.
This paperback edition includes several updates to existing maps, as well as ten new maps, specially drawn for this edition. The new maps include examinations of Japanese- American and African- American soldiers serving with the United States Army, British women special agents, Belgium at War, and the German occupation of the Channel Islands.
About the Author
Sir Martin Gilbert is one of the leading historians of his generation. An Honorary Fellow of Merton College, Oxford, he is the official biographer of Churchill as well as the author of Churchill - A Life and The Righteous: The Unsung Heroes of the Holocaust. For more information please visit http://www.martingilbert.com.
Table of Contents
List of Maps xiii
Section 1 From the German Invasion of Poland to the Fall of France 1
Section 2 Britain Alone and its Allies 17
Section 3 The Soviet Union Becomes an Allied Power 41
Section 4 Japan and the United States Enter the War 53
Section 5 The Unrelenting Struggle, 1942 and Beyond 70
Section 6 The Unarmed and the Civilians 88
Section 7 Total War 111
Section 8 Year of Decision: 1944 135
Section 9 The Defeat of Germany 171
Section 10 The Defeat of Japan 185
Section 11 Global War 203
Bibliography of Works Consulted xxi