The Second World War : a short history /

The author traces the key events in both the European and Far Eastern theaters, outlining the strategies of the participants and the strengths and weaknesses of their fighting forces. Parker conveys a vivid picture of the features that distinguished the Second World War from any war that preceded it... Full description

Main Author: Parker, Robert Alexander Clarke, 1927-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2001]
Edition: Rev. ed.
Series: Parker, Robert Alexander Clarke, 1927- Struggle for survival.
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Summary: The author traces the key events in both the European and Far Eastern theaters, outlining the strategies of the participants and the strengths and weaknesses of their fighting forces. Parker conveys a vivid picture of the features that distinguished the Second World War from any war that preceded it, including mobile warfare, widespread forced migration, the Holocaust, and strategic and nuclear bombing. Unlike many other histories of the war, this short history places the British and European involvement squarely in an international perspective, never shying away from raising difficult and fundamental questions about this monumental conflict.
Item Description: Rev. ed. of: Struggle for survival. 1989.
Physical Description: x, 330 p. : ill., maps ; 20 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [306]-314) and index.
ISBN: 0192802070

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