The Second World War in 100 Objects: The Story of the World's Greatest Conflict Told Through the Objects That Shaped It

The Second World War in 100 Objects: The Story of the World's Greatest Conflict Told Through the Objects That Shaped It

by Allan R Millett, Julian Thompson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780233005249
Publisher: Carlton Books
Publication date: 06/05/2018
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 698,343
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author


Dr. Allan R. Millett is a retired colonel in the Marine Reserve Corps and an expert in US military policy and conflicts of the twentieth century. Currently Director for the Eisenhower Center for American Studies at the University of New Orleans and Senior Military Advisor for the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, he has written numerous books, including Commandants of the Marine Corps (U.S. Naval Institute Press) and A War to Be Won: Fighting the Second World War, with Williamson Murray (Harvard University Press, 2000).

Major General Julian Thompson CB OBE served in the Royal Marines for 34 years and commanded the Royal Marine Commandos and the two battalions of the Parachute Regiment during the Falklands War. For Carlton, Julian has authored The 1916 Experience and The Victory in Europe Experience.

Table of Contents

1 Peace in Our Time 6

2 Fuhrer Directive Number 1 10

3 The Yellow Star 12

4 The Enigma Machine 14

5 The SS Insignia 16

6 The Stuka 18

7 Winter Skis 20

8 The Admiral Graf Spee 24

9 Churchill's Cigar 26

10 The U-boat 28

11 The Maginot Line 30

12 Civilian Gas Masks 32

13 The Mitsubishi A6M Zero 34

14 The 88-mm Gun 36

15 The Little Ships 38

16 The Airborne Smock 42

17 The Cross of Lorraine 44

18 The Spitfire 48

19 The Messerschmitt Bf 109 50

20 The Fairey Swordfish 54

21 An Air Raid Shelter 56

22 HMS Hood 60

23 The Parachute X-Type 62

24 The Sten Gun 64

25 The T-34 Tank 66

26 The Atlantic Charter 70

27 An Air Raid Warden's Helmet 74

28 The Mosin-Nagant Rifle 76

29 The SAS Cap Insignia 78

30 The Boeing B-17 80

31 Oboe 84

32 The Human Torpedo 86

33 Japanese Headgear 90

34 The Secret Radio 92

35 A Silk Escape Map 94

36 The Bombe and Colossus 96

37 The Stars and Stripes 98

38 The Auster Light Aircraft 100

39 An MG 42 German Machine Gun 102

40 PLUTO 104

41 The Jeep 106

42 The Green Beret 108

43 The Panzerfaust 110

44 Montgomery's Beret and Tank 114

45 The Midget Submarine 116

46 The Avro Lancaster Bomber 120

47 US Airborne Divisional Insignia 122

48 The Desert Rats Insignia 126

49 Australian Divisional Badges 128

50 The USS Enterprise 130

51 The Long Range Desert Group Vehicle 134

52 The Commando Dagger 136

53 The Purple Heart 138

54 Canoes 140

55 Kamikaze 142

56 Penicillin 146

57 Depth Charge 148

58 C and K Rations 150

59 The Bridge over the River Kwai 152

60 CAM Ships 154

61 The Atlantic Wall 156

62 Liberty Ships 158

63 The Bouncing Bomb 160

64 Ration Books 164

65 The Owen Gun 166

66 The Chindit Insignia 170

67 ASDIC 172

68 Beach Defences 174

69 The Nebelwerfer 178

70 The WACO Glider 180

71 The LST 182

72 The George Cross 184

73 The Rocket Launcher 186

74 The Tunnellers' Trolley 188

75 Eisenhower's Unsent Message 190

76 The Tiger Tank 192

77 Popski's Private Army Insignia 194

78 Blood Plasma 196

79 The Bailey Bridge 198

80 The DUKW 200

81 The Bangalore Torpedo 202

82 The Tallboy Bomb 204

83 The Grumman F6F Hellcat 206

84 The DD Tank 208

85 A German Prison-Camp Watchtower 210

86 Hobart's Funnies 212

87 The M-1 Rifle 214

88 A Mulberry Harbour 216

89 The German Half-Track Armoured Vehicle 218

90 The French First Army Insignia 220

91 The Sherman Tank 224

92 The Victoria Cross 226

93 The Goliath German Mini-Tank 228

94 A Parachute Supply Container 230

95 Canadian Army Insignia 232

96 The Volkssturm Armband 236

97 The P-51 Mustang 240

98 V-Weapons 242

99 Hitler's Eagle's Nest and the Berghof 246

100 The Atomic Bomb 250

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