Recounting the key events of World War II, this book explores the war's ideological, nationalistic and economic causes; probes the motivation of those involved, including Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, Churchill, Roosevelt and Truman. It also provides a narrative of the entire course of the struggle, which unfolded simultaneously in many places.
6 June 1944 is one of the most momentous days in history - the day Allied forces crossed the Channel and began fighting their way into Nazi-occupied Northwest Europe. Drawing on thousands of hours of eyewitness testimony recorded by the Imperial War Museum, this title tells the compelling story of this turning point in the Second World War.
It is 1913 - just prior to England's entry into World War I - and Edwardian England is about to vanish into history. A group of men and women gather at Sir Randolph Nettleby's estate for a shooting party. Opulent, adulterous, moving through the rituals of eating and slaughter, they are obtuse and decorative finale of an era.
The First World War was the overwhelming disaster from which everything else in the twentieth century stemmed. Fourteen million combatants died, a further twenty million were wounded, four empires were destroyed and even the victors' empires were fatally damaged. This book presents the short history of the conflict.