The Second World War (3)

The war at sea

Author: Alastair Finlan,Mark J Grove,Philip D Grove

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472809831

Category: History

Page: 96

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This volume provides a comprehensive guide to three major theatres of combat; the battles for the Atlantic, the war in the Mediterranean and the contest in the Indian Ocean. The war at sea was a vital contest, which if lost would have irreversibly altered the balance of the military forces on land. The sea lanes were the logistical arteries of British and subsequent Allied armies fighting on the three continents of Africa, Asia and Europe. The Second World War was ultimately won by land forces but it could always have been lost at sea.

Germany and the Second World War

Volume 6: The Global War

Author: Horst Boog,Werner Rahn,Reinhard Stumpf,Bernd Wegner

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191606847

Category: History

Page: 1406

View: 6565

This is the sixth volume in the comprehensive and authoritative series, Germany and the Second World War. It deals with the extension of a European into a global war in the period from 1941 to 1943. It focuses on the politics, strategy, and operations of the belligerent powers as Germany lost the initiative to the Allies, and it represents, both in content and in composition, the climax and turning points of the war. Series description This is the sixth in the magisterial ten-volume Germany and the Second World War series. The six volumes so far published in German take the story to 1943, and have achieved international acclaim as a major contribution to historical study. Under the auspices of the Militärgeschichtliches Forschungsamt [Research Institute for Military History], a team of renowned historians has combined a full synthesis of existing material with the latest research to produce what will be the definitive history of the Second World War from the German point of view. The comprehensive analysis, based on detailed scholarly research, is underpinned by a full apparatus of maps, diagrams, and tables. Intensively researched and documented, Germany and the Second World War is an undertaking of unparalleled scope and authority. It will prove indispensable to all historians of the twentieth century.

The Gypsies During the Second World War: The final chapter

Author: Karola Fings

Publisher: Univ of Hertfordshire Press

ISBN: 9781902806495

Category: History

Page: 264

View: 9023

As the third and concluding volume of the series, this work examines the persecution of the Gypsy people in Hungary, Norway, Slovakia and Yugoslavia during World War II, together with Switzerland's policy towards refugees. It also looks at the intertwined fates of the Jews and the Gypsies. Included in the coverage is an overview of the events following 1945—reparations and the postwar trials. Various methodologies associated with research and writings about the Holocaust are also discussed.

The Grand Alliance

The Second World War

Author: Winston S. Churchill

Publisher: RosettaBooks

ISBN: 9780795311444

Category: History

Page: 848

View: 5519

In this third volume of a six-volume series, Winston Churchill draws upon thousands of personal memoranda, war correspondence, and internal government memos to describe the full entry of the US into World War II--adding considerable strength to British military operations and morale. While America had contributed to the British war effort before, primarily through the "Lend-Lease" program providing material support to Britain and later to Russia, it was Churchill who finally persuaded an isolationist US Congress to fully join the cause. This account not only documents historical events with thrilling immediacy--it also gives intimate insight into Churchill's state of mind as a military leader. With the US on Britain's side, Churchill's certainty of success stayed with him throughout the war--and made him the indomitable leader history remembers.

The Second World War

Author: John Keegan

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144649649X

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 2152

In this comprehensive history, John Keegan explores both the technical and the human impact of the greatest war of all time. He focuses on five crucial battles and offers new insights into the distinctive methods and motivations of modern warfare. In knowledgable, perceptive analysis of the airborne battle of Crete, the carrier battle of Midway, the tank battle of Falaise, the city battle of Berlin, and the amphibious battle of Okinawa, Keegan illuminates the strategic dilemmas faced by the leaders and the consequences of their decisions on the fighting men and the course of the war as a whole.

The Second World War

Volume III The Japanese War 1941–1945

Author: Jeremy Black

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351882163

Category: History

Page: 562

View: 2361

World War II defined the 20th century and shaped the contemporary world; from the decolonization of Africa to the rise and fall of the Berlin Wall. This comprehensive series, edited by one of the worlds leading military historians, offers a focused overview of this complex and volatile era, taking into account the political, economic and social factors, as well as military circumstances of the road to war and its consequences. Augmented by a full length and detailed introduction by the editor, each volume gathers together the seminal articles on specific arenas of the war, providing a convenient and essential resource for researchers and general readers alike.

Germany and the Second World War

Author: Gerhard Schreiber,Detlef Vogel

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198228844

Category: Germany

Page: 822

View: 1352

Explores the conduct of the war in the Mediterranean region and examines the dramatic military events of this period

Germany and the Second World War

Volume 5: Organization and Mobilization of the German Sphere of Power. Part I: Wartime Administration, Economy, and Manpower Resources, 1939-1941

Author: Bernhard R. Kroener,Rolf-Dieter Muller,Hans Umbreit

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191606839

Category: History

Page: 1298

View: 4086

This is part one of the fifth volume in the comprehensive and authoritative series, Germany in the Second World War. It deals with developments in wartime administration, economy, and manpower resources in Germany and its occupied territories from 1939-1941. Series description This is the fifth in the magisterial ten-volume Germany and the Second World War. The six volumes so far published in German take the story to 1943, and have achieved international acclaim as a major contribution to historical study. Under the auspices of the Militärgeschichtliches Forschungsamt [Research Institute for Military History], a team of renowned historians has combined a full synthesis of existing material with the latest research to produce what will be the definitive history of the Second World War from the German point of view. The comprehensive analysis, based on detailed scholarly research, is underpinned by a full apparatus of maps, diagrams, and tables. Intensively researched and documented, Germany and the Second World War is an undertaking of unparalleled scope and authority. It will prove indispensable to all historians of the twentieth century.

The British Empire and the Second World War

Author: Ashley Jackson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781852854171

Category: History

Page: 604

View: 7665

A pioneering study of the role Britain's empire played in fighting the Second World War.

Der Zweite Weltkrieg

Author: Winston Churchill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596161133

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 1135

View: 3272

The Second World War, Vol. 3

The War at Sea

Author: Philip D. Grove,Mark J. Grove,Alastair Finlan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135882576

Category: History

Page: 108

View: 9057

This volume provides a comprehensive guide to three major theaters of combat: the Atlantic, the Mediterranean, and the Indian Ocean. The war at sea was a critical contest, as sea-lanes provided the logistical arteries for British and subsequent Allied armies fighting on the three continents of Africa, Asia, and Europe. Land forces ultimately won World War II, but the battles at sea fundamentally altered the balance of military power on the ground.

The Second World War

Author: Antony Beevor

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297860704

Category: History

Page: 736

View: 7496

A magisterial, single-volume history of the greatest conflict the world has ever known by our foremost military historian. ***** The Second World War began in August 1939 on the edge of Manchuria and ended there exactly six years later with the Soviet invasion of northern China. The war in Europe appeared completely divorced from the war in the Pacific and China, and yet events on opposite sides of the world had profound effects. Using the most up-to-date scholarship and research, Beevor assembles the whole picture in a gripping narrative that extends from the North Atlantic to the South Pacific and from the snowbound steppe to the North African Desert. Although filling the broadest canvas on a heroic scale, Beevor's The Second World War never loses sight of the fate of the ordinary soldiers and civilians whose lives were crushed by the titanic forces unleashed in the most terrible war in history.

Wartime

Understanding and Behavior in the Second World War

Author: Paul Fussell

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195065770

Category: History

Page: 330

View: 7479

An incisive, unsentimental account of the emotional and psychological atmosphere of World War II and the war's effect on the literary world.