A stunning visual account of the greatest conflict in world history.
The Second World War is the largest event in the history of mankind. No populated continent was untouched by its operations, and the political structure of the postwar world has been largely determined by its outcome. The global nature of the war, and the ambitions of the belligerents, meant that it was fought on a scale that, even today, confounds the imagination. It was a stimulus to unparalleled economic activity and provoked the most important clash of ideologies experienced by the world since the Crusades.
The Collins Atlas of World War II furthers our understanding of the war that forever changed our world. The scale and scope of the war is examined here in graphic form, with maps that trace the military campaigns as well as the social and political developments. Authoritative text addresses the issues and events leading to war and all of the clashes and challenges during wartime.
For anyone with an interest in the history, society, politics, warfare, and culture of the world, the Collins Atlas of World War II is a perfect companion.
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John Keegan was educated at King's College, Taunton, Wimbledon College, and Balliol College, Oxford, of which he is an Honorary Fellow. From 1960--1986 he taught military history at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Since 1986 he has been Defence Editor of The Daily Telegraph. He is a prize-winning author (A History of Warfare (1993) won the Duff Cooper Prize and The First World War (1998) was awarded the Westminster Medal), he received an OBE in the 1991 Gulf War Honours List, and was knighted in 1999, for services to military history.About the Author:
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John Keegan is and internationally renowned journalist and historian. His books include The Face of Battle and The Mask of Command.
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