This is new and cogent account of an immense exhausting six-year conflict that continues to fascinate. Corrigan examines the agendas of the warring nations and offers fresh and vivid interpretations. Britain's own part in the war comes in for particularly close scrutiny: militarily the British suffered an agonising series of defeats before the tide turned. The country emerged economically broken with the loss of her empire a virtual certainty. 'The Second World War' is vast in its erudition and epic in its execution. It will change forever the way we think about the titanic conflicts that dominated the years 1939 to 1945.
SECOND WORLD WAR A MILITARY HISTORY
August 3, 2011 By