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The Second World War in Photographs : In Association with Imperial War Museums - Richard Holmes

The Second World War in Photographs

In Association with Imperial War Museums


Published: 2nd June 2014
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As we approach the 70th Anniversary of D-Day and the steady Allied push to victory, it is timely to reflect on the greatest military conflict of all time. Written by leading military historian Richard Holmes, this book presents a selection of images year by year, covering every theatre of operations. The images are largely drawn from the immense collection of the Imperial War Museum in London, and include many rare photographs. Dramatic, hard-hitting and intensely moving, this is a unique visual testament to the millions of men and women who lived through or lost their lives in the war, and a reminder to today's generations of both the heroism and horror of global conflict.

About the Author

Richard Holmes was Professor of Military and Security Studies at Cranfield University and the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom. He was the author of the international bestseller The D-Day Experience (over 200,000 copies sold) and wrote the top 10 bestsellers Wellington: The Iron Duke and Red Coat. Richard was General Editor of the Oxford Companion to Military History and presented seven documentary series for the BBC, including War Walks and In the Footsteps of Churchill.

"If a picture is worth 1,000 words, then The Second World War in Photographs would be the most compendious war history yet..." (The Daily Mail)"

Introduction.; 1: 1939 - The Outbreak of War.; 2: 1940 - Britain Stands Alone.; 3: 1941 - The War Takes Shape.; 4: 1942 - The Turning Point.; 5: 1943 - The Allies Gain Momentum.; 6: 1944 - The War's Dying Fall.; 7: 1945 - To the Bitter End.; Index.

ISBN: 9780233004129
ISBN-10: 0233004122
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 2nd June 2014
Publisher: Carlton Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 29.0 x 23.7  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 1.76
Edition Number: 1