Description : From the prewar development of the German war machine to the ultimate victory of the Allied coalition, here is an in-depth analysis of the battles that raged on the Western and Eastern Fronts. It examines the major strategies, the innovative tactics, and the new generation of weapons—along with the people who used them.
Description : In The Routledge Atlas of the Second World War, Martin Gilbert graphically charts the war’s political, military, economic and social history through 257 illuminating maps. The atlas covers all the major events from the German invasion of Poland in September 1939 to the defeat of Japan in August 1945. Focusing on the human – and inhuman – aspects of the war, The Routledge Atlas of the Second World War includes examination of: military, naval and air campaigns on all the war fronts the war on land, at sea and in the air the economic and social aspects of the war the global nature of the war, in armed combat and in suffering the impact of the war on civilians, both under occupation, and as deportees and refugees the aftermath of the war: post-war political and national boundaries; war graves; and the human cost of the war on every continent. This paperback edition includes several updates to existing maps, as well as ten new maps, specially drawn for this edition. The new maps include examinations of Japanese- American and African- American soldiers serving with the United States Army, British women special agents, Belgium at War, and the German occupation of the Channel Islands.
Description : "This atlas has been conceived as a means of conveying to its users both the totality and complexity of the Second World War. It does not seek to portray ... inevitable triumph of the anti-Axis alliance. It does not accord predominance to any one theater: the campaigns in Russia and in the Pacific are treated as of equal importance with those in Western Europe. Its coverage is not exclusively military. Economic and political factors are recognized as having the importance they did, as are the enormous material and human costs of the conflict"--P. 11.
Description : Two hundred fifteen maps that cover every aspect of military operations by land, sea, and air from 1939 to 1945--plus diagrams, photographs, and cogent accompanying explanations--trace the history of WW II. The atlas breaks down all the major theaters in the war, from Germany's first strikes to the Japanese offensive, and within those larger campaigns you can follow the many smaller, individual battles. Charts illustrate key factors such the balance of forces.
Description : World War II was undeniably the most important and far-reaching conflict in the history of the world, affecting nearly every corner of the globe with new weapons and methods of destruction, and involving immense armies, navies, and air force battalions from the United States, the Soviet Union, Germany, Japan, Great Britain, China, Italy, and many other nations large and small. The war that raged on land, sea, and in the air directly affected the lives of millions of people around the globe, with huge loss of life and damages to health, homes, and communities. The Atlas of the Second World War plots, on the ground, at sea, and in the air, the exact course of World War II -- including the political, economic, and strategic backgrounds involved. The finest, specially designed cartography is combined with narratives of every significant event and region involved, making this atlas the definitive account of the greatest conflict in world history. -- More than six hundred maps, diagrams, and illustrations create a complete and dynamic picture of the world at war -- Includes detailed accounts and descriptions to supplement explicit and diversified maps -- Features a chronology, glossary, and index for specified searching of military formations, significant events and battles, and regional interests
Description : The Palgrave Concise Atlas of World War II presents a wide range of chapters on the military campaigns, major political developments, frontier changes, international conferences and alliances of World War II, together with chapters on the home fronts in the major participating nations and in occupied Europe and Asia (the latter covering, for instance, resistance, population movements and genocide). Chapters covering the military campaigns also focus on recent discoveries, in particular the role of signals intelligence and code-breaking. The result is a comprehensive atlas covering all the major aspects of the war and presenting the military events in their full context.
Description : This is a stunning visual history of the greatest conflict in world history. The Second World War is the largest event in the history of mankind: no populated continent was untouched by its operations and the political structure of the post-war world has been largely determined by its outcome. The global nature of the war, and the ambitions of the belligerents, meant that it was fought on a scale which, even today, confounds the imagination. It was a stimulus to unparralleled economic activity and provoked the most important clash of ideologies experienced by the world since the Crusades. The scale and scope of the war is presented here in graphic form. Maps form the basis for tracing not only the military campaigns, but also the social, economic, and political developments during the war. Examination of decisive battles, and military tactics, new weaponry, and key commanders adds a further depth of understanding of the war that forever changed our world.
Description : Atlas of World War II Battle Plans contrasts 21 World War II battle plans with their actual outcome. Each in-depth essay (on each battle) is complemented by original maps, producing fresh insight into the technical aspects of warfare that drove the last worldwide conflict of the 20"th" century.The book is introduced by the editor in an essay that provides a strategic overview of the whole of the war, placing the individual battles in context. The battles are thereafter presented in seven groups of three each, introduced by an essay by the editor on the common theme for each group: The themes are: The Armored Blitzkreigs; The Amphibious Landings; The Slogging Matches; The Airpower Factor; The War at Sea; Airborne Assault; and The City Battles.
Description : The Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of the Second World War explores in graphical form, the causes, course, and consequences of this global war. Clear two-colour maps and diagrams are accompanied by a facing page of explanatory text addressing not just battles and campaigns, but also clarifying the key social, economic and political aspects of the war. These tend to get less coverage in conventional military history atlases, but are vital for understanding the totality of the war experience and its enduring legacy. Students and general readers will find it a useful and accessible introduction to the war in all its facets, from its origins to its legacy.