World War II Almanac 1931-1945: A Political and Military Record by Robert Goralski lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Hamish Hamilton, 1981, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps;
From the cover: There have been innumerable books written about the Second World War, its conduct and its results. This book does something quite new, indeed unique. It presents a chronological account of all the significant military and diplomatic events of World War II, illustrated with photographs, maps and charts, and containing a wealth of statistical information on armies, navies, weapons, density of bombing, and every other aspect of warfare. The facts have been rigorously checked by military historians on both sides of the Atlantic, so that the events of the Second World War are seen in a worldwide context, with equal weight being given to each campaign.
The book opens with the final, desperate years of shadowy peace, with the Japanese invasion of Manchuria, Mussolinis conquest of Ethiopia, the Spanish Civil War, and the collapse of democracy in Austria and Czechoslovakia. The complexities of the World War range from the Battle of Britain and El Alamein, to the Siege of Leningrad and the German conquest of Greece, from Guadalcanal and Stalingrad to the Normandy Landings and the Burma Campaign. Finally come the crossing of the Rhine in March 1945 and the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The accompanying graphs offer statistics on an equally wide scale, from Jewish emigration from Germany to German U-boat losses, from Luftwaffe bomb tonnage during the Battle of Britain to aircraft production.
This is a book that no one interested in modern history and warfare can afford to neglect. It is the one essential book about the Second World War.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little faded. Top edge of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight.
Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 486 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9½” x 7¾”.
This book will be eventually reach my delightful website…(added to my Military History category.) but get 60% off buying from this very blog blog… Buy it now for just £2.60 + P&P! Of course, if you don’t like this one there are plenty more available here!