Bradley Lightbody presents a fascinating and accessible history of
the Second World War in its global context. Examining the war
around general themes from ambition and advance, through expansion
and containment, to rout and extinction, The Second World War
covers all the major theatres and events.
From the origins and background to the war to its aftermath and
legacy, The Second World War covers:
- The pre-war ambitions of Italy, Germany and Japan
- The outbreak of the war in Poland
- The Phoney War
- Blitzkrieg, the Fall of France and the Battle of Britain
- Pearl Harbor
- The War in North Africa and El Alamein
- The Final Solution
- D Day, the Liberation of Italy and deliverance from the
- The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
This book provides a comprehensive overview of the global ambitions
and the global warfare that was theSecond World War. It reflects on
the immense social, economic and political impact of the war and
bears witness to the human cost of the most destructive war in
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