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Contemporary accounts of the Second World War

John Simkin

Contemporary accounts of the Second World War

by John Simkin

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Published by Tressell Publications in Brighton .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementdevised and written by John Simkin ; illustrated by David Simkin.
SeriesActive learning in the humanities
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20029338M
ISBN 100907586155
OCLC/WorldCa13570624

In this history, the author explores both the technological and the human impact of the war. Keegan examines each theater of the war, focusing on five crucial battles and news insights into the distinctive analyses and motivations of modern warfare. He introduces the strategic dilemmas faced by the leaders and the consequences of their decisions on the fighting men and the course of the war as 4/5(8).   A striking new edition of the most authoritative account of the Second World War by one of the greatest living military historians. A history of the Second World War that covers all the war fronts, the fighting on land, at sea and in the air, the activities of resistance and partisan groups, espionage, secret intelligence, strategy and tactics, war leaders, generals, admirals and air marshals /5().

English literature - English literature - The literature of World War II (–45): The outbreak of war in , as in , brought to an end an era of great intellectual and creative exuberance. Individuals were dispersed; the rationing of paper affected the production of magazines and books; and the poem and the short story, convenient forms for men under arms, became the favoured means.   Praised as “the best military historian of our generation” by Tom Clancy, John Keegan here reconsiders his masterful study of World War II, The Second World War, with a new foreword. Keegan examines each theater of the war, focusing on five crucial battles and offering new insights into the distinctive methods and motivations of modern warfare.4/5(7).

  Britain was fortunate he made it alive to the Second World War. The account of the Battle of Omdurman, towards the end of the book, makes the most gripping reading. However, the detailed accounts of troop movements and deployments /5(3). Buy Second World War books from today. Find our best selection and offers online, with FREE Click & Collect or UK delivery.


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