An almost minute by minute account of the week in 1939 when the world plunged into the Second World War. Richard Overy, one of our leading historians, guides his readers through the days of mounting tension as the West tries – and fails – to deter Hitler from invading Poland and triggering the conflict. From the diplomatic manoevres to the hopes and fears of ordinary people this is an extraordinary account of a world on the brink of the abyss.
1939 COUNTDOWN TO WAR
A thrilling portrait of the world on the brink of the Second World War. Master historian Richard Overy gives us a minute-by-minute account of the countdown to war as experienced by the leaders and ordinary people alike as Europe plunged into the abyss.
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