This compact gift book takes thirty of World War II's most significant clashes, both the famous and the lesser known, and presents their stories in a concise, easy to digest format, accompanied by beautiful Osprey artwork plates in full colour that illuminate a key moment in each battle.
World War II was the single greatest conflict the world has ever known, fought in theatres all around the globe, and many of its battles - Stalingrad, Monte Cassino, the Battle of Britain - are household names. While the Western Front in Europe is often what first comes to mind, bitter and bloody battles were also fought in Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia and the Pacific, on land, at sea, and in the air, and their many stories help illuminate both the scale and the varying character of the conflict.
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22 February 2019
Chronology /The Invasion of Poland /The Battle of Belgium /The Battle of Britain /The Sinking of the Bismarck /Operation Barbarossa /The Siege of Leningrad /The Battle of Moscow /The Siege of Sevastopol /The Attack on Pearl Harbor /The Malayan Campaign /The Second Battle of Kharkov /The Battle of Gazala /The Battle of Midway /The Battle of Guadalcanal /The Battle of Stalingrad /The El Alamein Battles /The Battle for Tunisia /The Battle of Kursk /The Battle of Monte Cassino /The Battle of Imphal /The Normandy Landings /The Battle of Saipan /The Battle of the Philippine Sea /The Warsaw Uprising /Operation Market-Garden /The Battle of Hurtgen Forest /The Battle of the Bulge /The Battle of Iwo Jima /The Battle of Okinawa /The Battle of Berlin /Index
Nikolai Bogdanovic is a highly experienced military history editor. Born in the UK in 1970, in 1998 he joined Osprey Publishing, one of the world's leading military history publishers. He has previously co-authored The British Army: The Definitive History of the Twentieth Century in collaboration with the Imperial War Museum, London, and has a particular interest in 19th- and 20th-century conflicts. In addition to writing and research, Nikolai has edited hundreds of military history books for a wide range of publishers. He currently works as an independent publishing professional specializing in military history from his home in Devon.
Reviews for World War II: Battle by Battle
A concise overview of the major battles of the Second World War * Battlefield Magazine *