World War II : a very short introduction / Gerhard L. Weinberg.

The enormous loss of life and physical destruction caused by the First World War led people to hope that there would never be another such catastrophe. How then did it come about that there was a Second World War causing twice the 30 million deaths and many times more destruction as had been caused...

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Main Author: Weinberg, Gerhard L., (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Edition:First edition.
Series:Very short introductions ; 409.
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505 0 |a The inter-war years -- World War II begins -- War in the West: 1940 -- Barbarossa: the German invasion of the Soviet Union -- Japan expands its war with China -- The turning tide: autumn 1942-spring 1944 -- Developments on the home front and in technical and medical fields -- Allied victory, 1944-5. 
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