Decisive Campaigns of the Second World War (Google eBook)

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John Gooch
Routledge, Nov 12, 2012 - History - 198 pages
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Success or defeat in the Second World War turned less on winning or losing battles than on winning or losing campaigns. This volume reassesses the importance of seven major campaigns for the outcome of the war. The authors examine a wide range of factors which influence success or failure including strategic planning, logistics, combat performance, command and military intelligence. This book represents a novel contribution to the study of the Second World War.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Fall of France 1940
10
The Battle of the Atlantic
45
The Allied Air Offensive
67
A Reconsideration
84
The German Campaigns in Russia 194143
105
A Reappraisal of Allied Generalship
128
The Campaigns in Asia and the Pacific
162
Index
193
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About the author (2012)

John Gooch is Emeritus Professor of International History, University of Leeds, and Honorary Professor of History, University of Kent. As well as serving at the Universities of Lancaster (1969 1992) and Leeds (1992 2010), he has held appointments as Secretary of the Navy Senior Research Fellow at the United States Naval War College and Visiting Professor of Military and Naval History at Yale University. He was the founding Chairman of the Army Records Society and served as Joint Editor of the Journal of Strategic Studies for twenty-five years. In 2011 he was appointed Cavaliere dell'Ordine della Stella della Solidarieta' Italiana for services to Italian military history.

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