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The Second World War

Martin Gilbert

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Prose: non-fiction, History, History: specific events & topics

A striking new edition of the most authoritative account of the Second World War by one of the greatest living military historians.

A history of the Second World War that covers all the war fronts, the fighting on land, at sea and in the air, the activities of resistance and partisan groups, espionage, secret intelligence, strategy and tactics, war leaders, generals, admirals and air marshals, individual acts of heroism on all the war fronts and behind the lines, the fate of prisoners of war, the bombing of cities, the submarine war and the aftermath of the war.

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Praise for The Second World War

  • Alongside his account of the First World War, this classic book belongs on every bookshelf - NORTHERN ECHO

  • Sir Martin's great acheivement is his ability never to lose sight of the individual in a history of mass war and mass suffering. - CONTEMPORARY REVIEW

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Martin Gilbert

Martin Gilbert is the Official Biographer of Sir Winston Churchill; his prolific output on this subject includes the one-volume biography, Churchill: A Life. Among his other books are: First World War, Second World War, D-Day and The Day the War Ended, as well as a magisterial three-volume History of The Twentieth Century, and twelve historical atlases. Martin Gilbert was knighted in 1995. Two years later he was awarded a Doctorate of Literature at Oxford University for the totality of his historical work.

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