World War Two

World War Two

D. Hapgood and D. Richardson,Monte Cassino (1984). P.K.Grimsted, Trophies of
War and Empire.The Archival Heritage of Ukraine, World War II, and the
International Politics of Restitution (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2001), pp. 196–
209.

Author: Jeremy Black

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134405480

Category: History

Page: 320

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Cutting through over half a century of historical build-up, this new and convincing account of World War II uses a global perspective to explain the complicated course in military terms. Black, a distinguished military historian , bucks the current trend to demilitarise and gives due weight to the campaigns and battles that made up the war. In doing so he challenges common interpretations and includes new insights to make this one of the most exciting new histories of the Second World War. Covering all the main areas of conflict, the chronological approach includes analysis of attacks at land, air and sea and a comparison of military resources. The focus is always operational, but social, cultural and political aspects are also included. Providing a crucial counterweight to previous histories, Jeremy Black's World War Two offers fresh insights into operations at the Eastern Front and during the war against Japan.
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Encyclopedia of World War II

Encyclopedia of World War II

Provides over seven hundred entries about the second World War discussing the biographies of key figures, maps and explanations of decisive battles, and the military, historical, political, and diplomatic aspects of the war.

Author: Alan Axelrod

Publisher: H W Fowler

ISBN: 9780816060221

Category: History

Page: 924

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Provides over seven hundred entries about the second World War discussing the biographies of key figures, maps and explanations of decisive battles, and the military, historical, political, and diplomatic aspects of the war.
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World War II

World War II

The readings are grouped around seven major topics, and each topic is prefaced with commentary by Lee.

Author: Lily Xiao Hong Lee

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 0873327322

Category: History

Page: 427

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This anthology contains 16 readings by English-language scholars that deal with military, political, diplomatic, and social aspects of World War II and its consequences for the contemporary world. The readings are grouped around seven major topics and each topic is prefaced with a substantial commentary by Professor Lee that places it in historical context. The readings consist of complete articles or integral chapters rather than abridged selections so that each author's argument can be read in its original form. The authors are: Gerhard L. Weinberg, Akira Ireye, Jan Thomasz Gross, Betram M. Gordon, Michael R. Marrus, Hugh Tinker, Roy Fraser Holland, Lloyd E. Eastman, Roberta Wohlstetter, Williamson Murray, Sheila Fitzpatrick, D'Ann Campbell, Robert M. Hathaway, Melvyn P. Leffler, A.J. Levine, and Lawrence Freedman.
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Imperial Japan s World War Two 1931 1945

Imperial Japan s World War Two  1931 1945

This book will be of intense interest to Asian specialists, and those concerned with human rights issues in a historical context.

Author: Werner Gruhl

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412809269

Category: History

Page: 254

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Gruhl's narrative makes clear why Japan's World War II aggression still touches deep emotions with East Asians and Western ex-prisoners of war, and why there is justifiable sensitivity to the way modern Japan has dealt with this legacy. Knowledge of the enormity of Japan's total war is also necessary to assess the United States' and her allies' policies toward Japan, and their reactions to its actions, extending from Manchuria in 1931 to Hiroshima in 1945. Gruhl takes the view that World War II started in 1931 when Japan, crowded and poor in raw materials but with a sense of military invincibility, saw empire as her salvation and invaded China. Japan's imperial regime had volatile ambitions but limited resources, thus encouraging them to unleash a particularly brutal offensive against the peoples of Asia and surrounding ocean islands. Their 1931 to 1945 invasions and policies further added to Asia's pre-war woes, particularly in China, by badly disrupting marginal economies, leading to famines and epidemics. Altogether, the victims of Japan's World War Two aggression took many forms and were massive in number. Gruhl offers a survey and synthesis of the historical literature and documentation, statistical data, as well as personal interviews and first-hand accounts to provide a comprehensive overview analysis. The sequence of diplomatic and military events leading to Pearl Harbor, as well as those leading to the U.S. decision to drop the atom bomb, are explored here as well as Japan's war crimes and postwar revisionist/apologist views regarding them. This book will be of intense interest to Asian specialists, and those concerned with human rights issues in a historical context.
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World War II in Europe

World War II in Europe

First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Author: David T. Zabecki

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135812423

Category: History

Page: 1550

View: 442

First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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The World War Two Reader

The World War Two Reader

This comprehensive reader provides an overview of research in the study of the Second World War and includes chapters by some of the best known and most innovative scholars working today.

Author: Gordon Martel

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415224020

Category: History

Page: 500

View: 745

This comprehensive reader provides an overview of research in the study of the Second World War and includes chapters by some of the best known and most innovative scholars working today. It gives attention to the fighting of the war throughout the world.
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The American Experience in World War II The United States and the road to war in Europe

The American Experience in World War II  The United States and the road to war in Europe

This volume is available on its own or as part of the twelve-volume set, The American Experience in World War II . For a complete list of the volume titles in this set, see the listing for The American Experience in World War II [ISBN: 0 ...

Author: Walter L. Hixson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 041594029X

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 588

First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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World War II at Sea

World War II at Sea

The war at sea was a key aspect of World War II, one that is too-often under-studied.

Author: Spencer Tucker

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598844573

Category: History

Page: 751

View: 137

• More than 450 A–Z entries • A comprehensive chronology • Numerous illustrations of individuals, weapons, and battles • Maps • A glossary of naval terms • A comprehensive bibliography, plus cross-references and suggestions for further reading at the end of each entry
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The Chronological Atlas of World War Two

The Chronological Atlas of World War Two

Provides a chronology of the important events of World War II, and uses maps to show battles and campaigns

Author: Charles Messenger

Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Company

ISBN: STANFORD:36105118472989

Category: History

Page: 255

View: 312

Provides a chronology of the important events of World War II, and uses maps to show battles and campaigns
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The Word at War

The Word at War

Substantial essays explore and explain the derivations of, and the stories behind, popular terms and phraseology of the period, including wartime speeches (and the words of Churchill, Hitler and FDR); service slang; national stereotypes; ...

Author: Philip Gooden

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472904904

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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War words have embedded themselves in our collective psyche; British politicians are fond of invoking the 'Dunkirk spirit' whenever the country is faced with major crisis or even minor adversity, and Roosevelt's famous description of Pearl Harbor as 'a date which will live in infamy' was echoed by many US commentators after the 9/11 attacks. So far, so familiar. Or is it? How many of us know, for instance, that 'Keep Calm and Carry On', far from achieving its morale-boosting aim, was considered at the time to be deeply patronizing by the people it was directed at, and so had only limited distribution? The Word at War explores 100 phrases spawned and popularized in the lead-up and during the conflict of World War Two. Substantial essays explore and explain the derivations of, and the stories behind, popular terms and phraseology of the period, including wartime speeches (and the words of Churchill, Hitler and FDR); service slang; national stereotypes; food and drink; and codewords.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Dangerous Liaisons

Dangerous Liaisons

The story of collaboration is brought up to date, assessing both the legacy and its contemporary parallels.

Author: Peter Davies

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317868606

Category: History

Page: 232

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The Nazi regime in Germany was terrible enough without even accounting for the policy of collaboration. So what extra does collaboration say about Hitler and his plans for Europe? Peter Davies explores the mindset and political attitudes of Hitler and also many other controversial pro-Nazi leaders in Western Europe, Scandanavia, Central and Eastern Europe, and also beyond. Delving into four different "types" of collaboration: political, financial, the Holocaust, and collaboration at a social level, he asks some difficult questions. The story of collaboration is brought up to date, assessing both the legacy and its contemporary parallels.
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World War II the Encyclopedia of the War Years 1941 1945

World War II  the Encyclopedia of the War Years  1941 1945

This authoritative and comprehensive survey features over 2,400 entries.

Author: Norman Polmar

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486479620

Category: History

Page: 940

View: 448

This authoritative and comprehensive survey features over 2,400 entries. Subjects range from battles, soldiers, and military activities to politics, culture, and the Holocaust. Enlivened by 85 illustrations, its panoramic perspective encompasses WWII's enduring influences on the American way of life. "A unique and valuable look at the war."—General James Doolittle
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The Origins of World War Two

The Origins of World War Two

Written in clear, jargon-free prose, together these essays provide a comprehensive single-volume text for students and teachers, and are essential reading for all with an interest in the debates surrounding the causes of World War Two.

Author: Robert Boyce

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781403937384

Category: History

Page: 408

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No issue in modern history has been more intensively studied, or subject to wider interpretation, than the origins of the Second World War. A conflict involving three - arguably four - major aggressor Powers, operating simultaneously but largely separately on two continents, inevitably raises complex theories and debates. Each participating power has its own history, and each one must take account of various influences upon the behaviour of its soldiers and statesmen. His wide-ranging collection of original essays, each by an international expert in their field, covers all aspects of the subject and highlights the controversy that continues to characterise current thinking on the origins of the war. Going beyond the usual Eurocentric approach, Part I examines the roles of all seven of the Great Powers (including Japan and the USA), as well as the parts played by several of the lesser Powers, such as Czechoslovakia, Poland and China. Part II contains chapters which explore key themes that cannot be fully understood within the context of any single country. These themes include the role of ideology, propaganda, intelligence, armaments, economics, diplomacy, the neutral states, peace movements, and the social science approach to war. Written in clear, jargon-free prose, together these essays provide a comprehensive single-volume text for students and teachers, and are essential reading for all with an interest in the debates surrounding the causes of World War Two.
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The World War II Combat Film

The World War II Combat Film

Lively, comprehensive analysis of World War II movies.

Author: Jeanine Basinger

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819566233

Category: History

Page: 376

View: 728

Lively, comprehensive analysis of World War II movies.
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Franco and Hitler

Franco and Hitler

This is the first book in any language to answer these intriguing questions. Stanley Payne, a leading historian of modern Spain, explores the full range of Franco’s relationship with Hitler, from 1936 to the fall of the Reich in 1945.

Author: Stanley G. Payne

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300122829

Category: History

Page: 328

View: 710

Was Franco sympathetic to Nazi Germany? Why didn't Spain enter World War II? In what ways did Spain collaborate with the Third Reich? How much did Spain assist Jewish refugees? This is the first book in any language to answer these intriguing questions. Stanley Payne, a leading historian of modern Spain, explores the full range of Franco’s relationship with Hitler, from 1936 to the fall of the Reich in 1945. But as Payne brilliantly shows, relations between these two dictators were not only a matter of realpolitik. These two titanic egos engaged in an extraordinary tragicomic drama often verging on the dark absurdity of a Beckett or Ionesco play. Whereas Payne investigates the evolving relationship of the two regimes up to the conclusion of World War II, his principal concern is the enigma of Spain’s unique position during the war, as a semi-fascist country struggling to maintain a tortured neutrality. Why Spain did not enter the war as a German ally, joining with Hitler to seize Gibraltar and close the Mediterranean to the British navy, is at the center of Payne’s narrative. Franco’s only personal meeting with Hitler, in 1940 to discuss precisely this, is recounted here in groundbreaking detail that also sheds significant new light on the Spanish government’s vacillating policy toward Jewish refugees, on the Holocaust, and on Spain’s German connection throughout the duration of the war.
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Who s who in World War Two

Who s who in World War Two

World War II was a truly global conflict, fought in every one of the five continents.

Author: John Keegan

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415260336

Category: History

Page: 182

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Maurice Ravel: A Research and Information Guide is an annotated bibliography concerning both the nature of primary sources related to the composer and the scope and significance of the secondary sources which deal with him, his compositions, and his influence as a composer and theorist.
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The Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War II

The Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War II

The encyclopedia of weapns of world war II is the most detailed and authoritative compendium of the weapons of mankind's greatesst conflict ever published.

Author: Chris Bishop

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 1586637622

Category: History

Page: 544

View: 635

The encyclopedia of weapns of world war II is the most detailed and authoritative compendium of the weapons of mankind's greatesst conflict ever published. It is a must for the military, enthusiast, and all those interested in World War II.
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A World War II Timeline

A World War II Timeline

"A photographic timeline of World War II"--

Author: Elizabeth Raum

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9781476551784

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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"A photographic timeline of World War II"--
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The People s War

The People s War

By putting the Soviet people back in their war, this volume helps restore the range and complexity of human experience to one of history's most savage periods.

Author: Robert W. Thurston

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252026004

Category: History

Page: 275

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The People's War lifts the Stalinist veil of secrecy to probe an almost untold side of World War II: the experiences of the Soviet people themselves. Going beyond dry and faceless military accounts of the eastern front of the "Great Patriotic War" and the Soviet state's one-dimensional "heroic People," this volume explores how ordinary citizens responded to the war, Stalinist leadership, and Nazi invasion. Drawing on a wealth of archival and recently published material, contributors detail the calculated destruction of a Jewish town by the Germans and present a chilling picture of life in occupied Minsk. They look at the cultural developments of the war as well as the wartime experience of intellectuals, for whom the period was a time of relative freedom. They discuss women's myriad roles in combat and other spheres of activity. They also reassess the behavior and morale of ordinary Red Army troops and offer new conclusions about early crushing defeats at the hands of the Germans--defeats that were officially explained as cowardice on the part of high officers. A frank investigation of civilian life behind the front lines, The People's War provides a detailed, balanced picture of the Stalinist USSR by describing not only the command structure and repressive power of the state but also how people reacted to them, cooperated with or opposed them, and adapted or ignored central policy in their own ways. By putting the Soviet people back in their war, this volume helps restore the range and complexity of human experience to one of history's most savage periods.
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The Eye Of The Hurricane

The Eye Of The Hurricane

Urs Schwarz cuts through the myths surrounding this period in a narrative based largely on his experiences as both participant and observer.

Author: Urs Schwarz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000301304

Category: History

Page: 169

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Despite the voluminous research published about World War II, there has remained a surprising gap; there is little, perhaps nothing, on the role of Switzerland. It was in the neutral Swiss oasis-where a perilous balancing act was required for survival-that a combination of determination and delicate negotiation continued to frustrate the Axis powers. Urs Schwarz cuts through the myths surrounding this period in a narrative based largely on his experiences as both participant and observer. He was a soldier, then a journalist in war-torn Berlin, and, beginning in 1942, foreign editor of the Neue Zürcher Zeitung. These experiences, and subsequent extensive research, result here in a unique and discerning-and colorful-history.
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