By the author of "The Price of Admiralty", this book approaches the war from a thematic and periodic standpoint. The course of the war is divided into six passages and attached to each is an analytical narrative of a battle, which exemplifies a mode of warfare special to this war, such as city sieges, an air battle, an airborne operation, an ...Read MoreBy the author of "The Price of Admiralty", this book approaches the war from a thematic and periodic standpoint. The course of the war is divided into six passages and attached to each is an analytical narrative of a battle, which exemplifies a mode of warfare special to this war, such as city sieges, an air battle, an airborne operation, an aircraft carrier battle, a tank battle and an amphibious landing. The author takes as his starting point the outcome of the First World War, and what it meant in particular for the defeated nations, and how the developed world reacted to its first experience of mass warfare. He surveys the strategic positioning of all the major combatants to summarize the strategic progress of the war. In addition all the major ancillary activities to which the war gave rise are discussed: war supply, war production, strategic bombing, occupation and repression, espionage and resistance, and the secret weapons programmes.Read Less
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Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy but a heavy tome. Bookplate to Front Pastedown. Full of b/w photographs and illustrations.608 pages Major study of Second World War. Takes as its starting point the outcomes of WW1. A comprehensive examination.
Blue boards, no dustjacket. Good. World War II-General Historian John Keegan divides his account into six main sections: The War in the West 1939-43; the War in the East 1941-43; The War in the Pacific 1941-43; The War in the West 1943-45; the War in the East 1943-45 and the war in the Pacific 1943-45. In addition he covers each section in four areas, Narrative, Strategic Analysis, Battle Piece and Theme of War. UL-XXXXXX. 608pp illustrations.
If you have read anything from John Keegan you know what an amazing historical writer he is. This book is no exception. It is packed with information, but it is more of an 'overview' of the entire war. Of course you can fit only so much info about a huge topic into one book. But it is a great starting point, and you can read other books about particular battles/offensive (for example 'Barborrsa'). I highly recommend this book. Colin
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