History of the Second World War

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Da Capo Press, Apr 16, 1999 - History - 766 pages
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History of the Second World War, B. H. Liddell Hart's last work as well as his magnum opus, embodies the fruits of twenty years of research and a lifetime of thinking on war. It abounds with controversial judgments, including provocative assertions about the true causes behind France's defeat in 1940, Hitler's failed invasion of Russia, and Japan's stunning victory at Pearl Harbor; the effectiveness of the Allies' strategic bombing of Germany; the questionable necessity of detonating atom bombs over Hiroshima and Nagasaki; and much more. This monumental history is both a crowning achievement and a final summation by one of the greatest military thinkers of the twentieth century.
  

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The one account of the greatest war you cannot miss. With the most researched, balanced and real perspective on the events of the war. Read full review

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Nice one-book overview of the WWII history for newbie military history enthusiast. Read full review

Contents

How War was Precipitated
3
The Opposing Forces at the Outbreak
16
The Overrunning of Poland
27
The Phoney War
33
The Finnish War
43
The Overrunning of Norway 51
65
The Battle of Britain
87
Counterstroke from Egypt
109
The Race for Tunis
334
The Tide Turns in the Pacific
343
The Battle of the Atlantic
370
Part VI
395
The Clearance of Africa
397
Reentry into Europe
433
The Invasion of Italy
447
The German Ebb in Russia
477

The Conquest of Italian East Africa
121
THE SPREAD 1941
129
n The Overrunning of the Balkans and Crete
131
Hitler Turns Against Russia
141
The Invasion of Russia
157
Rommels Entry into Africa
171
Crusader
182
Upsurge in the Far East
199
Japans Tide of Conquest
219
THE TURN
221
1942
238
The Tide Turns in Russia
241
Rommels High Tide
273
The Tide Turns in Africa
281
Torch
310
The Japanese Ebb in the Pacific
498
Capture of Rome and Second Check in Italy
523
The Liberation of France
543
The Liberation of Russia
569
The Crescendo of Bombing
589
The Liberation of the Southwest Pacific and Burma
613
Hitlers Ardennes Counterstroke
639
The Sweep from Vistula to Oder
663
The Collapse of Hitlers Hold on Italy
670
The Collapse of Germany
677
page 699
715
GENERAL INDEX
735
CLASSIFIED LIST OF AUTHORS BOOKS
767
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Captain Basil Henry Liddell Hart (18951970) authored over thirty books on military history. Among them are: Great Captains Unveiled, Lawrence of Arabia, The Rommel Papers, Scipio Africanus, and Sherman (all available from Da Capo Press/Perseus Book Group).

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