World War II : the autobiography / edited by Jon E. Lewis.
Associated Name: Lewis, Jon E., 1961-
Publication year: 2009.
Call Number D811.A2 W65 2009
Media class: Book
Publisher: London : Robinson ;Philadelphia, PA : Running Press
ISBN: 0762437359 9781849010030 184901003X 9780762437351
Additional information: xv, 604 p. ; 20 cm.
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"How is the Second World War best remembered? Not in terms of strategic battles but as a great turning point in world history, recorded through the personal records, diaries and speeches of those who stood witness. This ... volume shares ... the individual accounts of over 200 people who saw the events unfold ... Includes entries from Winston Churchill, Adolf Hitler, Generals Patton and MacArthur and Erwin Rommel, as well as the private, harrowing moments of ordinary people -- the soldier, the conscript, the housewife, and the POW"--P.  of cover.
pt. 1. Blitzkrieg : the war in Europe, September 1939-October 1940 -- pt. 2. The Battle of the Atlantic : 1939-44 -- pt. 3. The war in the desert : North Africa 1940-43 -- pt. 4. Barbarossa : the German invasion of Russia, June 1941-February 1943 -- pt. 5. Banzai : the war in the Pacific, December 1941-June 1942 -- pt. 6. Resistance & reconquest : the war in Western and Southern Europe, November 1940-May 1945 -- pt. 7. The road to Berlin : the Eastern Front, February 1943-May 1945 -- pt. 8. Setting sun : the war in the Pacific, July 1942-September 1945 -- Epilogue : The Execution of Nazi War Criminals at Nuremberg, 1946.
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