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Atlas of World War II

Andrew Wiest

David Jordan

World War II penetrated into every corner of the globe, from the Arctic to the Pacific Oceans. Immense armed forces engaged one another in battle in every type of environment, from the desert sands of North Africa to the jungles... Read moreRead less

World War II penetrated into every corner of the globe, from the Arctic to the Pacific Oceans. Immense armed forces engaged one another in battle in every type of environment, from the desert sands of North Africa to the jungles of Burma. The Allied and Axis forces met in encounters ranging from small commando raids to gigantic armoured battles and the war changed the face of the world forever.

Atlas of World War II is a comprehensive visual guide to this complex conflict. It plots the course of the land, sea and air campaigns, enabling the reader to trace the ebb and flow of the fortunes of both sides. With the aid of more than 160 full-colour maps, every theatre of war is covered. Each map has been designed to highlight a particular aspect of the war, thus they vary in shape and size – from isometric to semi-circular and full-page to double-spread – and in outlook, with some maps giving a global perspective while others depict the exact movement of armed forces on the land, sea and air.

Battles such as Dunkirk, The Battle of Britain and Pearl Harbor are shown in great detail, as is the urban fighting that led to the liberation of cities such as Stalingrad and Warsaw. All maps are accompanied by an all-inclusive key, which helps the reader to decipher the action and events.

This complete atlas provides an invaluable work of reference for both the general reader and the serious student of World War II.

Format: 297 x 227mm
Extent: 256pp
Word count: 120,000
Illustrations: 162 col photos & a/ws

Andrew Wiest

Andrew Wiest is University Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Southern Mississippi and Founding Director of the university's Dale Center for the Study of War and Society. He is author of many books including The Illustrated History of World War I and The Boys of '67, and co-author of Campaigns of World War II: The Pacific War, The Illustrated History of the Vietnam... Read moreRead less

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