The Second World War was the final global conflict of the twentieth century. It involved more combatants, and a wider range of battlefield terrain than any other conflict in history, from the frozen plains of Russia to the baking Libyan desert, and from the atolls of the Pacific to the skies over Britain.
In this book the author has taken a fresh look at the crucial battles which decided the outcome of the Second World War, beginning with the evacuation of Dunkirk in 1940, a feat that boosted the morale of a nation during its darkest hour, and reaching a climatic end with the final bloody reckoning between the Red Army and the Third Reich amongst the ruins of Berlin.
Although never losing sight of the bigger picture, the individual solider is never ignored, bringing a human dimension to the impersonal face of war. This volume examines the progress of a conflict involving more combatants across a wider range of battlefields than any other in history, from the evacuation of Dunkirk to the final battle amid the ruins of Berlin.
About the Author
Nigel Cawthorne is the author of Serial Killers and Mass Murderers, as well as numerous other books. His writing has appeared in more than 150 newspapers and magazines, including the Financial Times, The Sun, and The New York Tribune. He lives in London, UK.
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st June 2010