A World in Flames: A Concise Military History of World War II / Edition 2

A World in Flames: A Concise Military History of World War II / Edition 2

by Martha Byrd
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University of Alabama Press
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A World in Flames: A Concise Military History of World War II / Edition 2

Who did what in World War II, and where and when did it take place?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780817354770
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
Publication date: 09/28/2007
Edition description: 2
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

The Axis Advance
Preface to War     3
Japan Chooses Force
The Birth of Fascism
The Nazi Reich
The Steps to War
Poland, the Atlantic, Scandinavia     18
The Blitzkrieg Destroys Poland
The War at Sea
The Winter War
The Altmark Affair
Invasion of Denmark and Norway
Germany Subdues Holland, Belgium, and France     35
Allied Preparations
The German Plan
Five Days for Holland
The Battle for Belgium, May 10-15
The Battle for France, May 15-June 4
The Miracle of Dunkirk
The Battle for France, June 5-25
U.S. Neutrality Weakens
The Battle of Britain     50
Vichy and Free France
Operation sea lion
The Battle of Britain
Germany and the East
War Approaches the United States     62
Battle in the Atlantic, 1940-1941
The United States Begins De Facto War
The Japanese Threat
The argentina Conference and the Atlantic Charter
War Comes to the Mediterranean     75
Italy Attacks Greece and Egypt
Germany Subdues Yugoslavia and Greece
The War in the Western Desert
Blitzkrieg to Moscow     85
Operation barbarossa
The Battle of Moscow
Japan Enters the War     96
Japan Decides for War
Japanese War Plans
Pearl Harbor Attack; the U.S. Enters the War
Japanese Advance in the Pacific     107
Midway, Guam, and Wake Island
Hong Kong, Malaya, and Singapore
The Netherlands East Indies and Burma
Luzon, Bataan, and Corregidor
The Doolittle Raid
The AxisContained
The United States Halts Japan     125
The Battles of the Coral Sea and Midway
The Papuan Campaign
The Battle for the Atlantic     136
War on the U-boats
The North Russia Convoys
The Commandos and Combined Operations
German Thrust to the Caucasus     145
Russia Attempts to Seize the Initiative
Germany Drives South
The Battle of Stalingrad
German Disaster on the Don
The War in North Africa     156
Auchinleck and Crusader
Rommel's Summer Offensive
Background for TORCH
The TORCH Is Lit
Drive to Tunis, November 1942-May 1943
Conference at Casablanca, January 14-24, 1943
Sicily and Italy     173
Operation husky
Mussolini Falls, Italy Surrenders
The Italian Campaign Begins
Anzio Conceived
The Battle of Cassino
The Anzio Beachhead
The Drive to Rome
Russia Recovers Her Losses     192
The Battle of Kursk
The Russian Offensive, July 1943-June 1944
Hitler's New Order
The Big Three at Teheran
Progress in the Pacific     201
Cartwheel Preliminaries
Cartwheel Launched
Kwajalein, Eniwetok, and Truk
Hollandia, Wakde, Biak
Saipan and the Philippine Sea
Guam and Tinian
Strategic Air Warfare     222
Strategic Bombing of Japan, June 1944-March 1945
Strategic Bombing, Europe
The Combined Bomber Offensive, January 1943-June 1944
The War Ends
The Second Front     237
Preparations for D-Day
The Battle of the Beachhead
The Russian Drive, June 23-August 7
Drive to Germany     253
The Falaise Pocket
Winter Frustration
Russian Drive Through the Balkans
The Italian Campaign, June-December, 1944
The Battle of the Bulge
Return to the Philippines     274
Leyte Preliminaries
The Battle of Leyte Gulf
Struggle for Leyte
China, Burma, India     286
War Ends in Europe     295
Advance from the East
Attack from the Air
Advance from the West
Advance from the South
Collapse from Within
Climax in the Pacific     307
Iwo Jima
Blockade and Strategic Bombardment
Deaths in World War II     323
Chronology, 1939-1945     325
Bibliography     330
Index     339

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