The Usborne introduction to the Second World War
This hard back book published by Usborne has been produced in association with IWM (Imperial War Museums), and is Internet-Linked so that the reader can connect to recommended websites.
From 1939 to 1945, an estimated 50 million people died. This book tells you why the Second World War exacted such a bloody toll. Find out about huge battles and mighty weapons, the bombing of cities and the treatment of occupied nations, the Holocaust and D-Day. Discover how Adolf Hitler led his once-unbeatable armies to annihilation, and why Pearl Harbour was the greatest mistake of the war.
Stunningly illustrated with dramatic contemporary photographs, and useful maps, this is an accessible and thought-provoking introduction to the most destructive conflict the world has ever known.