Follow the conflict of the Second World War from 1939 to 1945 in
this unique volume, published in association with Imperial War
Museums, London, featuring historical maps and photographs from
their archives, and fascinating commentary from an expert
historian. Over 150 maps tell the story of how this global war was
fought. Types of maps featured: * Strategic maps showing theatres
of war, frontiers and occupied territories * Maps covering key
battles and offensives on major fronts * Planning and operations
maps showing defences in detail * Propaganda and educational maps
for the armed forces and general public * Maps showing dispositions
of Allied and enemy forces * Bomber and V-weapon target maps
Descriptions of key historical events accompany the maps, giving an
illustrated history of the war from an expert historian. Key topics
covered include * 1939: Invasion of Poland * 1940: German invasion
of Low Countries & France * 1940: Battle of Britain &
German invasion threat * Dec 1941: Pearl Harbor * 1942: Turning
points: Midway, Alamein, Stalingrad * 1941-45: Barbarossa and the
Eastern Front * The War at Sea * The advances to Jerusalem,
Damascus and Baghdad * The War in the Air * 1944: Neptune &
Overlord; D-Day & liberation of France
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