The Second World War Illustrated

The First Year

Jack Holroyd

The first volume covers contributory factors leading up to the outbreak of hostilities. Hitler's amazing success in correcting the real and perceived insults to the German nation resulting from the Great War and the Treaty of Versailles is acknowledged.
Date Published :
September 2019
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
750 color & black and white illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781526744401
Pages : 272
Dimensions : 9.5 X 6.5 inches
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$32.95

Overview
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The first volume covers contributory factors leading up to the outbreak of hostilities. Hitler's amazing success in correcting the real and perceived insults to the German nation resulting from the Great War and the Treaty of Versailles is acknowledged. There followed a military operation – Blitzkrieg – which rocked the world as two super powers, France and Great Britain, were soundly thrashed on the battlefield of Europe by Nazi Germany. With the skin of their teeth the British Expeditionary Force fled across the Channel from Dunkirk, leaving most of their equipment behind. The invasion of Kent in the south of England by a triumphant enemy equipped with a cruel and oppressive regime replete with Gestapo, concentration camps and policies of racial and political persecution presented a spine-tingling threat to the British people. With Winston Churchill at the helm disparaging peace treaties with the Nazi regime, the fight back began. A few thousand fighter pilots of the RAF defeated the Luftwaffe by a very narrow margin and Hitler looked to the east for his further bullying of national groups. The first year of the war ended, in September 1940, with Mussolini threatening Egypt and the Suez Canal.

About The Author
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The author has been employed in printing and publishing for fifty years. His works include five fictional titles, two books on aviation topics, five further titles on the First World War and one covering the actions of the SS Totenkopf Division in the invasion of France in May 1940.

REVIEWS
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"This is one great picture album and easy reading about the beginning of WWII. Highly recommended."

- AMPS Indianapolis

" a great photo book, with little text, but many extended captions..."

- Historical Miniatures Gaming Society

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