The Oxford Companion to World War II - huge hardback!
Good used condition with dust jacket
This book has established itself an authoritative reference work covering a wide breadth of topics on all things associated with World War II. Written by over 140 international contributors, experts in their own fields, the entries cover topics such as strategy, politics, weapons, tactics, logistics, economics, and society.
'The Oxford Companion to the Second World War, by virtue of its scale, its range and its scholarship, is an outstanding guide, as sensible and cogent on the big questions as it is instructive and informed on the lesser ones.' HEW STRACHAN, TLS 'indispensable...unlikely to be superseded this century' JOHN KEEGAN, Daily Telegraph 'easy to use, solid of fact, perceptive and judicious' JOHN ERICKSON, Times Higher 'It will immediately take its place as the indispensable reference book for students of the second world war.' GORDON LEE, The Economist 'a magnificent volume and an invaluable resource' J. A. CRANG, The Historical Association
These are just a few of the review quotes generated by the Companion when it was published in hardback in 1995. World War II was a war that affected the whole world and reached into every aspect of existence. It was a war which touched all nations, penetrated all aspects of people's lives, and which helped shape the world today. Over 140 distinguished and internationally renowned contributors have written over 1750 entries covering the very wide-ranging topics that make up the single subject of World War II. Entries include: surveys of major countries: France, Germany, Australia, India, USA, Japan, including sections in each about domestic life, culture, economics, government, resistance, and defence colonial possessions and less major players: British Central Africa, British Cameroons, Dutch East Indies, Latvia, Libya, Slovakia campaigns: East Africa campaign, Burma campaign, Normandy campaign, Fezzan campaigns, Western desert campaigns battles: battle of the River Plate, battle of East China Sea, battle of Kasserine Pass military operations: FALL GELB, BARBAROSSA, OVERLORD types of warfare: electronic, chemical, economic, signals intelligence wartime leaders: Stalin, Hitler, Churchill, Roosevelt, Mussolini, Hirohito politics and strategy: Grand Alliance, the Final Solution, the atomic bomb design, development and use of machines and weapons: tanks, submarines, rockets, battleships, anti-tank weapons, human torpedoes, Baka bombs organisations associated with the war: Arab League, Force K, Hitler Youth, Cossacks places made famous in the war: Dachau, Bletchley Park, Nagasaki slogans and phrases: wavy navy, Bevin Boys, Big Red One, jerry cans, Blackshirts
The Oxford Companion to World War II – huge hardback!