This invaluable and comprehensive work of reference contains more than 1,600 detailed and analytical entries on a vast range of subjects which – together with specially commissioned maps – present an unrivalled portrait of the Second World War within the covers of a single volume. It covers all theatres – the eastern and western fronts in Europe; North and East Africa; Asia, the Pacific; the Atlantic and the Mediterranean. There are detailed entries on major battles including Dunkirk, El Alamein, Stalingrad, Kursk, D-Day, Arnhem, the Ardennes, Midway and Iwo Jima. Other entries cover tactics – from Blitzkrieg to area bombing; – weapons of war from the Spitfire to the Tiger tank; and from the Bismarck to the atomic bomb. There are entries on the armed forces of all major combatants, from the Red Army to the Waffen SS and the USAAF, and on the great commanders from Alexander to Zhukov. In addition to the military action, there are also entries on the political and diplomatic background to the war, from the Hitler-Stalin pact to the United Nations and the Yalta agreement. Whatever your interest – in weaponry, strategy, tactics, ideology or technology – this is a key at-a-glance guide to the greatest conflict of the twentieth century.
DICTIONARY OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR
A comprehensive guide to the greatest conflict in history, this guide covers all theatres of the Second World War; its weapons, technology, major battles, great commanders, rival armies and background politics and diplomacy. Have all the facts at your fingertips in a single authoritative volume.
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