The Usborne introduction to the Second World War


This hard back book published by Usborne has been produced in association with IWM (Imperial War Museums), and is Internet-Linked so that the reader can connect to recommended websites.

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From 1939 to 1945, an estimated 50 million people died.  This book tells you why the Second World War exacted such a bloody toll.  Find out about huge battles and mighty weapons, the bombing of cities and the treatment of occupied nations, the Holocaust and D-Day.  Discover how Adolf Hitler led his once-unbeatable armies to annihilation, and why Pearl Harbour was the greatest mistake of the war.

Stunningly illustrated with dramatic contemporary photographs, and useful maps, this is an accessible and thought-provoking introduction to the most destructive conflict the world has ever known.