World War II Day by Day

The Greatest Military Conflict Exactly as it Happened

World War II Day by Day
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Format: Hardback, 192 Pages
ISBN: 9780785838845
Publisher: Chartwell Books
Series: Day By Day
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World War II Day by Day is a chronological history of the second World War from the beginning of the Nazi's campaign in Poland in September 1939 to the surrender of Japan in Tokyo Bay on September 2, 1945.

With over 400 photographs conveying the war's drama and tragedy and maps to give you a clearer understanding of the intricate campaigns, all major war theaters are covered, as is the fighting in the air and the sea. The dated entries, written as though they have just happened, recapture the immediacy of the war as they analyze the major battles and campaigns, including Stalingrad, Kursk, Midway, D-Day, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, and Berlin.

Longer features on various aspects of the conflict accompany each entry. You will see the war's decisive weapons, strategic decisions, and policies. There are also biographical entries on the individuals who shaped and prosecuted the war in both Europe and the Pacific theaters: leaders such as Chamberlain, Stalin, Zhukov, MacArthur, Hitler, Manstein, and Eisenhower.

The hardcover reference titles in the Day by Day series examine the evolution of wars in a chronological timeline, from the first skirmishes to the final battles. The fate of soldiers, battalions, armies, can change in the blink of an eye—with these comprehensive books, you can follow the conflicting sides in their strategy, weaponry, and policies.  The Day by Day series brings order to the messy business of war. Each book is dedicated to constructing a historical timeline composed of photographs and documents to give you a full picture of landmark events that have shaped world history. 
 
Also in this series: Civil War Day by Day, World War I, D-Day Day by Day, Stalingrad Day by Day, Pacific War Day by Day, Third Reich Day by Day, and Vietnam War Day by Day.

The author

Antony Shaw holds a degree in War Studies from KingÆs College, University of London, and has written or contributed to a number of books on military and historical subjects. An Associate Member of the Irish Guards, he has written a number of articles on this world-famous unit. He currently works in publishing and lives in London.

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Specs

Format: Hardback, 192 Pages
ISBN: 9780785838845
Illustrations: 100+ b-w photos
Size: 7.57 in x 9.78 in / 192.28 mm x 248.41 mm
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