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Author Weinberg, Gerhard L., author. 632302

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

Publication Info. Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2014.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 FSCC Non-Fiction  940.53 W4304w 2014    ---  Available
Edition First edition.
Description 136 pages : maps ; 18 cm.
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Series Very short introductions ; 409
Very short introductions ; 409. 1064423
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 127-130) and index.
Contents 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.
Summary "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 to be that there was a Second World War causing twiceas much loss of life and more destruction than any other previous conflict?In this Very Short Introduction, Gerhard L. Weinberg provides an introduction to the origins, course, and impact of the war on those who fought and the ordinary citizens who lived through it. Starting by looking at the inter-war years and the German invasion of Poland in September 1939, he examines how the war progressed by examining a number of key events, including the war in the West in 1940, Barbarossa, the German Invasion of the Soviet Union, the expansion of Japan's war with China, developments on the home front, and the Allied victory from 1944-45. Exploring the costs and effects of the war, Weinberg concludes by considering the long-lasting mark World War II has left on society today" from
Subject World War (1939-1945) 1198276
Chronological Term 1939 - 1945 1269325
Subject World War, 1939-1945. 1275971
Added Title World War two
World War 2
ISBN 9780199688777

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