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The Routledge Atlas of the Second World War
     

The Routledge Atlas of the Second World War

by Martin Gilbert
 

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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

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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.

Editorial Reviews

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'Martin Gilbert's The Routledge Atlas of the Second World War is a riveting collection of original and informative maps.’ – The Observer

‘This really is a brilliantly useful book … All in all, this is an outstanding reference work that can also be enjoyed as an unusual graphic history of the Second World War and its many political, economic and military dimensions.’Military Illustrated

‘Gilbert’s work is quite simply, a huge repository of information. It provides history teachers with the building blocks which enable them to use their skills of evaluation, prioritisation and contextualisation … Here then is a gem of a book … Unquestionably the Atlas of the Second World War will become indispensable.' – SATH History Teaching Review

'Historian Gilbert's latest atlas covers all aspects of WWII: military, air, and naval battles, compaigns, and raids; the sufferings of civilians, Holocaust victims, forced laborers, POWs, postwar expellees, and displaced persons; economic and social issues; and the aftermath, including locations of war cemeteries ... The Routledge atlas, while compact, contains 247 maps ... 'CHOICE

‘Like all Gilbert’s atlases this is an authoritative, comprehensive and generally meticulously compiled and researched volume. Perhaps the most impressive feature is the breadth of the topics covered and the depth of information conveyed … Indeed it is the non-military dimension of this war atlas that is probably the most distinctive feature.’Reference Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781135107888
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/03/2013
Series:
Routledge Historical Atlases
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
328
Sales rank:
821,753
File size:
72 MB
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Meet 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 and the author of eighty-two books, among them Churchill - A Life; The Second World War; D-Day; The Day the War Ended and the three-volume A History of the Twentieth Century. For more information please visit http://www.martingilbert.com.

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