This text focuses on a single day during World War II when the Allied war machine was in top gear, but victory was far from a foreseeable reality. It describes a world-wide conflict from the viewpoint of those who took part on all fronts in both Allied and Axis forces.
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John Ellis was born in Bradford and educated at the Universities of Sussex and Manchester. He was a lecturer in the latter's department of Military Studies. His books include The Sharps End: The Fighting Man in World War II; The Social History of the Machine Gun (both available in Pimlico); Eye-Deep in Hell, an account of trench life in the Great War; Cassino: The Hollow Victory; and Brute Force: Allied Strategy and Tactics in the Second World War.Review:
"Brilliant...an excellent book...A very fine slice of martial life from a military historian at the top of his form." * Independent on Sunday * "A simple idea - twenty-four hours in a war - but it requires a tremendous fund of knowledge to do it justice. John Ellis, one of our very best young historians, has all the credentials for such a vast and detailed epic...It will satisfy experts and yet provide a gripping basic history for students tackling the complexities of World War Two for the first time." -- Len Deighton
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Book Description Jonathan Cape. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0224042440. Bookseller Inventory # KKK0017005
Book Description Jonathan Cape, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110224042440
Book Description Jonathan Cape. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0224042440 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0986701