Their Darkest Hour

Britain, Its Enemies and Allies

Jay Wertz

Firsthand recollections and perspectives from those who witnessed the Battle of Britain, codes and codebreakers, the early war in North Africa and the Balkans, Nazis in the United States, Americans in the war before Pearl Harbor and the Axis powers looking toward world domination.
Date Published :
July 2019
Publisher :
Monroe Publications
Language:
English
Series :
War Stories: World War II Firsthand
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9780998889320
Pages : 256
Dimensions : 11.25 X 8.75 inches
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Overview
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Weaves stories of combat veterans into an event by event history of the war. Includes the words of veterans of all forces — in all theaters of operations. Illustrated by high-quality photographs, full-color images and detailed maps, War Stories: World War II Firsthand™ is the only multi-volume history of the war to include hundreds of first person interviews and oral history recollections of the soldiers on the ground, the sailors on the high seas and the airmen in the sky. Their words, augmented by quotes from military and political leaders and modern historical thought, give a complete picture of the war from those who fought it. This volume features firsthand recollections and perspectives from those who witnessed the Battle of Britain, codes and codebreakers, the early war in North Africa and the Balkans, Nazis in the United States, Americans in the war before Pearl Harbor and the Axis powers looking toward world domination.

About The Author
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Jay Wertz is the author of seven books: D-Day: The Campaign Across France; The World Turns to War; The Pacific, Volume One: Pearl Harbor to Guadalcanal; The Pacific, Volume Two: The Solomons to Saipan; The Native American Experience; The Civil War Experience 1861-1865 and co-author of Smithsonian’s Great Battles and Battlefields of the Civil War with prominent historian Edwin C. Bearss. He is currently writing additional volumes of War Stories: World War II Firsthand™, a twelve-part book series of eyewitness accounts. He has also been a feature writer for America in WWII and Aviation History magazines and is the author of Pearl Harbor and the Day of Infamy, They Called Themselves the Battling Bastards of Bataan and Midway: The Battle that Changed the Pacific War, graphic histories which include installments of a graphic novel, Separated by War. He is the producer-director-writer of the award-winning 13-part documentary series Smithsonian’s Great Battles of the Civil War for The Learning Channel and Time-Life Video. He started his 42-year film and TV career in Hollywood working on military projects. He lives in Phillips Ranch, California.

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