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The Necessary War, Volume 1

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ISBN 10 : 9780143193043
Pages : 608 pages
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Download The Necessary War, Volume 1 PDF Full Free by Tim Cook and published by Penguin Canada. This book was released on 2014-09-09 with total page 608 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Co-winner of the 2014-2015 Charles P. Stacey Award Tim Cook, Canada’s leading war historian, ventures deep into World War Two in this epic two-volume story of heroism and horror, of loss and longing, sacrifice and endurance. Written in Cook’s compelling narrative style, this book shows in impressive detail how soldiers, airmen, and sailors fought—the evolving tactics, weapons of war, logistics, and technology. It gauges Canadian effectiveness against the skilled enemy whom they confronted in battlefields from 1939 to 1943, from the sweltering heat of Sicily to the frigid North Atlantic, and from the urban warfare of Ortona to the dark skies over Germany. The Necessary War examines the equally important factors of morale, discipline, and fortitude of the Canadian citizen-soldiers. The war was an engine of transformation for Canada. With a population of fewer than twelve million, Canada embraced its role as an arsenal of democracy, exporting war supplies, feeding its allies, and raising a million-strong armed forces that served and fought in nearly every theatre of war. The nation was mobilized like never before in the fight to preserve the liberal democratic order. The six-year-long exertion caused disruption, provoked nationwide industrialization, ushered in changes to gender roles, exacerbated the tension between English and French, and forged a new sense of Canadian identity. Canadians were willing to bear almost any burden and to pay the ultimate price in the pursuit of victory. As with his award-winning two-volume series on WWI, Tim Cook uses original sources, letters from soldiers, rare documents, and maps of battlefields to illustrate the contributions and sacrifices made by what is often called the greatest generation. Magisterial in its scope, The Necessary War illuminates Canada’s past as never before. From the Western Front to the home front, Canadians served many roles in a war that had to be fought and won.


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Ted Grant Writings: Volume One – Trotskyism and the Second World War (1938-1942)

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Download Ted Grant Writings: Volume One – Trotskyism and the Second World War (1938-1942) PDF Full Free by Ted Grant and published by Wellred Books. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the first volume of Ted Grant’s Writings. It covers the period from 1938 to 1942, when he was involved in building up the forces of Trotskyism in Britain. During the early years of the Second World War, Ted became editor of the Socialist Appeal and political secretary of the Workers’ International League. In this role Ted emerged as the principal theoretician of the British Trotskyist movement. His participation in the revolutionary movement was to span a period from 1928, when he was introduced to Marxism, through to his death in 2006. For all those who knew him, he was a truly remarkable and inspiring figure. The articles and documents contained in this first volume of his Writings coincided with the emergence of the WIL as one of the most successful Trotskyist groups in the world. This present volume covers a decisive time in history. It was the most testing time for British and world Trotskyism. As Hitler occupied Europe, the WIL was alone on the continent in applying the proletarian military policy that had been outlined by Trotsky. This it managed to do in the most successful fashion, allowing the WIL to establish an important proletarian base. We publish here only the articles that were either signed by Ted or that he drafted in his role as the WIL’s political secretary. He would have certainly written the vast bulk of the editorials of Socialist Appeal, but these have not been included. These writings constitute an essential and rich part of the theoretical heritage of Marxism, which can serve to educate the new generation of workers and youth who are entering into political activity at this time of deep capitalist crisis.


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The Red Army and the Second World War

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ISBN 10 : 9781107020795
Pages : 760 pages
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Download The Red Army and the Second World War PDF Full Free by Alexander Hill and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2016-12-24 with total page 760 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A major new account of the Soviet Union at war which charts the development, successes and failures of the Red Army.


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The Cambridge History of the First World War: Volume 1, Global War

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ISBN 10 : 9781316025529
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Download The Cambridge History of the First World War: Volume 1, Global War PDF Full Free by Jay Winter and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2014-01-09 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This first volume of The Cambridge History of the First World War provides a comprehensive account of the war's military history. An international team of leading historians charts how a war made possible by globalization and imperial expansion unfolded into catastrophe, growing year by year in scale and destructive power far beyond that which anyone had anticipated in 1914. Adopting a global perspective, the volume analyses the spatial impact of the war and the subsequent ripple effects that occurred both regionally and across the world. It explores how imperial powers devoted vast reserves of manpower and material to their war efforts and how, by doing so, they changed the political landscape of the world order. It also charts the moral, political and legal implications of the changing character of war and, in particular, the collapse of the distinction between civilian and military targets.


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Cloak of Enemies

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Publisher : The History Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780752483757
Pages : 265 pages
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Download Cloak of Enemies PDF Full Free by Tom Keene and published by The History Press. This book was released on 2012-02-29 with total page 265 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: SOE was born from Churchill’s vision to set ‘Europe ablaze’. However, Tom Keene’s book reveals for the first time how close it came to never existing at all. Many saw SOE as a threat to the existence of MI5 and other intelligence agencies, and some in the armed forces refused to work with the new agency, fearing its broad remit and lack of experienced operatives. SOE, in turn, became ever more secretive, hiding details of their operations from anyone outside the agency. This backstabbing climate of rivalry, confusion and secrecy, not only nearly destroyed SOE, but also had tragic repercussions for the daring Commandos who took part in the legendary ‘Cockleshell Raid’. Cloak of Enemies exposes the secret war within Whitehall and its far-reaching consequences.


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Latin America and the Second World War

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ISBN 10 : 9781474288224
Pages : 256 pages
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Download Latin America and the Second World War PDF Full Free by R. A. Humphreys and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2016-10-06 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This authoritative work examines the experiences of the Latin American countries during the Second World War, their reactions to its outbreak and the extent of their involvement. Although the war was fought far from Latin America, the area had immense economic and strategic significance for the great powers and witnessed a fierce struggle between them for influence and advantage. In this volume, R.A. Humphreys covers the period from the eve of war to the end of the Rio de Janeiro Conference of American Foreign Ministers in 1942, when all Latin American states, with the exception of Argentina and Chile, had either declared war on the Axis Powers or severed relations with them. This account is based on a wide variety of sources, including the author's own war-time study of the Latin American press and the records of the British Foreign Office.


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A History of the Laws of War: Volume 1

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ISBN 10 : 9781847318367
Pages : 278 pages
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Download A History of the Laws of War: Volume 1 PDF Full Free by Alexander Gillespie and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2011-09-06 with total page 278 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This unique new work of reference traces the origins of the modern laws of warfare from the earliest times to the present day. Relying on written records from as far back as 2400 BCE, and using sources ranging from the Bible to Security Council Resolutions, the author pieces together the history of a subject which is almost as old as civilisation itself. The author shows that as long as humanity has been waging wars it has also been trying to find ways of legitimising different forms of combatants and regulating the treatment of captives. This first book on warfare deals with the broad question of whether the patterns of dealing with combatants and captives have changed over the last 5,000 years, and if so, how? In terms of context, the first part of the book is about combatants and those who can 'lawfully' take part in combat. In many regards, this part of the first volume is a series of 'less than ideal' pathways. This is because in an ideal world there would be no combatants because there would be no fighting. Yet as a species we do not live in such a place or even anywhere near it, either historically or in contemporary times. This being so, a second-best alternative has been to attempt to control the size of military forces and, therefore, the bloodshed. This is also not the case by which humanity has worked over the previous centuries. Rather, the clear assumption for thousands of years has been that authorities are allowed to build the size of their armed forces as large as they wish. The restraints that have been applied are in terms of the quality and methods by which combatants are taken. The considerations pertain to questions of biology such as age and sex, geographical considerations such as nationality, and the multiple nuances of informal or formal combatants. These questions have also overlapped with ones of compulsion and whether citizens within a country can be compelled to fight without their consent. Accordingly, for the previous 3,000 years, the question has not been whether there should be a limit on the number of soldiers, but rather who is or is not a lawful combatant. It has rarely been a question of numbers. It has been, and remains, one of type. The second part of this book is about people, typically combatants, captured in battle. It is about what happens to their status as prisoners, about the possibilities of torture, assistance if they are wounded and what happens to their remains should they be killed and their bodies fall into enemy hands. The theme that ties all of these considerations together is that all of the acts befall those who are, to one degree or another, captives of their enemies. As such, they are no longer masters of their own fate. As a work of reference this first volume, as part of a set of three, is unrivalled, and will be of immense benefit to scholars and practitioners researching and advising on the laws of warfare. It also tells a story which throws fascinating new light on the history of international law and on the history of warfare itself.


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The Routledge Atlas of the Second World War

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ISBN 10 : 9781317725930
Pages : 302 pages
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Download The Routledge Atlas of the Second World War PDF Full Free by Martin Gilbert and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-03-05 with total page 302 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In The Routledge Atlas of the Second World War, Martin Gilbert graphically charts the war’s political, military, economic and social history through 247 maps. Each map has been specially drawn for this atlas, many of them covering topics that have not previously been mapped. The atlas covers all the major events from the German invasion of Poland in September 1939 to the defeat of Japan in August 1945, including the Blitz, the Fall of France, Pearl Harbor, the naval Battles of the Atlantic, the Indian Ocean and the Pacific, Dieppe, Stalingrad, Midway, the Normandy Landings, the bombing of Warsaw, London, Coventry, Hamburg, Dresden, Tokyo, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Burma Railway, concentration camps and slave labour camps, and prisoner-of-war camps in Europe, the Americas and the Far East. 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: the post-war political and national boundaries; war graves, and the human cost of the war on every continent.


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Churchill, the Great Game and Total War

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ISBN 10 : 9781135199227
Pages : 256 pages
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Download Churchill, the Great Game and Total War PDF Full Free by David Jablonsky and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-09-13 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Influenced by what Clausewitz called the "remarkable trinity" - the government, the military and the people - David Jablonsky studies the interaction between Churchill, the British people and the army during World War II. He argues that the great British leader saw civilian supremacy as the rule in total war.


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Canadians and War Volume 1

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Publisher : eBook Partnership
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ISBN 10 : 9780995006027
Pages : 75 pages
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Download Canadians and War Volume 1 PDF Full Free by Jeremy Lammi and published by eBook Partnership. This book was released on 2016-11-14 with total page 75 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Canadians and War Volume 1 brings together four diverse works of research from four Canadian scholars. Canada's military history is a living, breathing thing, with endless perspectives and accounts to be heard, and this collection seeks to bring some of those little-known stories to light. See the effects of Canada's proud military history throughout the world and the century. Go to a Maritime fishing village in "e;Lunenburg's 'Quiet Riot' and Maritime Resistance to the 1917 Military Service Act"e; by Maryanne Lewell. Fly high above Sicily in "e;Canada's Eagles over HUSKY: Canadian Airmen in the Battle of Sicily"e; by Alexander Fitzgerald-Black. Experience the Dutch occupation through the eyes of a child in "e;Who Were Their Liberators?"e; by Matthew Douglass. Finally, let Lieutenant Colonel W.A. Leavey, (retired) bring his four decades of military experience to hilarious light in "e;Canadian Army Humour: Second World War."e;Jeremy Lammi (Editor)Jeremy Lammi received a Masters of Strategic Studies from the University of Calgary. He is the president of Lammi Publishing Inc.Maryanne Lewell (Author)Maryanne Lewell is a PhD candidate at the University of New Brunswick, where she is studying the Acadians of the Maritime Provinces in the Great War.Alexander Fitzgerald-Black (Author)Alexander Fitzgerald-Black has been published in a number of popular and academic periodicals. Most recently, he wrote an article for Airforce Magazine entitled "e;Two Canadian Aces of 'The Greatest Air Battle of the Mediterranean War.'"e;Matthew Douglass (Author)Matthew Douglass obtained his Master's in History at the University of New Brunswick in 2013, where he examined the combat effectiveness of the New Brunswick Rangers, an Independent Heavy Machine Gun company during the Second World War.W.A. Leavey (Author)A 42-year veteran of the Canadian Army Infantry, W.A. (Bill) Leavey holds a Master's degree in English from the Royal Military College, and he has written two books of anecdotes for the RHC and RCR, entitled War Stories, Anecdotes and Lies.


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The Second World War Tank Crisis

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Publisher : Pen and Sword Military
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ISBN 10 : 9781399003551
Pages : 240 pages
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Download The Second World War Tank Crisis PDF Full Free by Dick Taylor and published by Pen and Sword Military. This book was released on 2021-06-30 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: British Second World War tanks performed so badly that it is difficult to bring to mind any other British weapon of the period that provokes such a strong sense of failure. Unfortunately, many of the accusations appear to be true – British tanks were in many ways a disgrace. But why was Britain, the country that invented them, consistently unable to field tanks of the required quality or quantity throughout the conflict? This perceived failure has taken on the status of a myth, but, like all myths, it should not be accepted at face value – it should be questioned and analyzed. And that is what Dick Taylor does in this closely researched and absorbing study. He looks at the flaws in British financial policy, tank doctrine, design, production and development before and throughout the war years which often had fatal consequences for the crews who were sent to fight and to be ‘murdered’ in ‘mechanical abortions’. Their direct experience of the shortcomings of these machines is an important element of the story. He also considers how British tanks compared to those of the opposition and contrasts tank production for the army with the production of aircraft for the RAF during the same period. His clear-sighted account goes on to explain how, later in the conflict, British tank design improved to the point where their tanks were in many ways superior to those of the Americans and Germans and how they then produced the Centurion which was one of the best main battle tanks of the post-war era.


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The Royal Navy's Home Fleet in World War 2

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 10 : 9780230511569
Pages : 222 pages
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Download The Royal Navy's Home Fleet in World War 2 PDF Full Free by J. Levy and published by Springer. This book was released on 2003-10-23 with total page 222 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book marks the first comprehensive history of Britain's naval bulwark, the Home Fleet. It illuminates the vital role that fleet played in preserving Britain as a base of operations against Hitler. We see portrayed the hard days of blockade, patrol, and battle that encompassed the Home Fleet's war. And we see how that war was made harder by weaknesses at the Admiralty and by the damaging interference of the Minister of Defence - Winston Churchill.


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R.G Collingwood and the Second World War

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ISBN 10 : 9781350162969
Pages : 256 pages
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Download R.G Collingwood and the Second World War PDF Full Free by Peter Johnson and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2020-12-10 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: R.G Collingwood's prolific works have shaped the debate about the nature of civilisation and its status as an ideal governing art, morality and social and political existence. As one of the few philosophers to subject civilisation and barbarism to close analysis, R.G Collingwood was acutely aware of the interrelationship between philosophy and history. In Peter Johnson's highly original work, R.G Collingwood and the Second World War: Facing Barbarism, Johnson combines historical, biographical and philosophical discussion in order to illuminate Collingwood's thinking and create the first in-depth analysis of R.G Collingwood's responses to the Second World War. Peter Johnson examines how R.G Collingwood's responses to the war developed from his early rejection of appeasement as a policy for dealing with Hitler's Germany, through his view of Britain's prosecution of the war once the battle with Nazism had been joined, and finally to his picture of a future liberal society in which civility is its overriding ideal.


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The Fall of France in the Second World War

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ISBN 10 : 9783030039554
Pages : 283 pages
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Download The Fall of France in the Second World War PDF Full Free by Richard Carswell and published by Springer. This book was released on 2019-02-01 with total page 283 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines how the fall of France in the Second World War has been recorded by historians and remembered within society. It argues that explanations of the fall have usually revolved around the four main themes of decadence, failure, constraint and contingency. It shows that the dominant explanation claimed for many years that the fall was the inevitable consequence of a society grown rotten in the inter-war period. This view has been largely replaced among academic historians by a consensus which distinguishes between the military defeat and the political demise of the Third Republic. It emphasizes the contingent factors that led to the military defeat. At the same time it seeks to understand the constraints within which France’s policy-makers were required to act and the reasons for their policy-making failures in economics, defence and diplomacy.


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Churchill and Roosevelt, Volume 1

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ISBN 10 : 9781400875740
Pages : 844 pages
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Download Churchill and Roosevelt, Volume 1 PDF Full Free by Warren F. Kimball and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2015-12-08 with total page 844 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The complete correspondence of Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt. Including every written communication that passed between Churchill and Roosevelt during the five and a half years of their wartime leadership, this body of material is essential to an understanding of the politics and strategy of World War II as conducted by two of history's most charismatic men. Volume I contains the correspondence from October 8, 1933 through November 14, 1942. Originally published in 1984. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.


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The Naval War in South African Waters, 1939-1945

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Publisher : African Sun Media
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ISBN 10 : 9781991201751
Pages : 328 pages
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Download The Naval War in South African Waters, 1939-1945 PDF Full Free by Evert Kleynhans and published by African Sun Media. This book was released on 2022-03-23 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Naval War in South African Waters, 1939-1945 provides a critical reappraisal of the naval war waged in South African waters during the Second World War. The book investigates this broad topic by focussing on several interrelated aspects such as: the wartime strategic importance of South African waters; the rival Axis and Allied naval strategies in the southern oceans; the development of the South African coastal defence system; the full extent of the Axis naval operations in the southern oceans; the naval intelligence war; and, finally, the antisubmarine war waged in South African waters. Based on extensive archival research in South Africa and the United Kingdom, and supplemented by a wealth of secondary material, the book introduces a fresh, in-depth discussion on a largely forgotten episode of South African military history.


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The War in the West - A New History

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Publisher : Random House
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ISBN 10 : 9781448167029
Pages : 866 pages
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Download The War in the West - A New History PDF Full Free by James Holland and published by Random House. This book was released on 2015-09-10 with total page 866 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the top ten bestselling author of Normandy 44 and Sicily 43 The Second World War is the most cataclysmic and violent sequence of events in recent times. But for the past seven decades, our understanding of it has relied upon conventional wisdom, propaganda and an interpretation skewed by the information available. James Holland has spent over twelve years conducting new research, interviewing survivors, visiting battlefields and archives that have never before been so accessible and challenging too-long-held assumptions about the war that shaped our world. In Germany Ascendant, the first part of this ground-breaking new history, James Holland introduces the war, beginning with the lead-up to its outbreak in 1939 and taking us up to mid-1941 as the Nazis prepared to unleash Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of Russia. To tell the real story, he weaves together the experiences of dozens of individuals, from civilians and soldiers, to sailors, pilots, leading military strategists, industrialists and heads of state, and uncovers the strategy, tactics and events that informed not only the military aspects of the war but also the economic, political, and social aspects too. The War in the West is a truly monumental history of the war on land, in the air, and at sea. In it, James Holland has created a captivating and epic narrative which redefines and enhances our understanding of one of the most significant conflicts in history.