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Great Battles of World War II: Military Encounters That Defined the Future

Chris Mann, General Editor

ISBN 10: 1407525131 / ISBN 13: 9781407525136
Published by Parragon, 2009
Used Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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A NEAR FINE, bright, clean, tight, scholar/collector-worthy copy with rips/tears, stains, markings, discoloration, etc. PROLIFICALLY ILLUSTRATED with 250 black-and-white and full-color photographs with accompanying descriptive captions. "Great Battles fo World War II" offers a colorful introduction to 28 major battles from 1939 to 1945. Beginning with the first action of the war, the seizure of the Polish outpost of Westerplatte by German forces, the book covers key encounters from every theater of the war, rounding off with the capture of Okinawa by US Marines in June 1945. Each battle includes a concise account of the action, with a broader introductory context and an analysis of the aftermath. A specially-commissioned color map illustrating the dispositions and movement of forces brings the subject to life and helps the reader easily grasp the decisive points of the battle." 240 pages. *NOTE: Due to size and weight of the book significant additonal shipping cost will be required for out-of-U.S. shipment. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 007104

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Title: Great Battles of World War II: Military ...

Publisher: Parragon

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Pictorial Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

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This fascinating book provides an accessible introduction to twenty-eight of the most important actions of World War II, including Dunkirk, the Battle of Britain, Operation Barbarossa, Pearl Harbor, El Alamein, the siege of Leningrad, Kursk, Monte Cassino, the D-Day landings, Battle of the Bulge, Iwo Jima, the Battle for Berlin, and many, many more. Each battle entry includes a fact box and location map, together with a historical overview, details of the war campaign, and battle tactics used by those involved. There is also a full color 2D illustration of the battle from a birds eye view, showing the terrain that the battle took place in, the geographic difficulties faced, and how the each of the armies maneuvered into attack positions.

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