The Second World War Explained (Hardback)
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Over seventy years on the terrible events and outcome of the Second World War remains hugely relevant and important. Far from diminishing interest in this truly global conflict is increasing. The internet has enabled detailed research into ancestors’ war records to an extent unimaginable a decade or so ago.
There have been countless books on all aspects of the Second world War but Michael O'Kelly has identified the need for a concise summary covering the main events and personalities. The result is a compelling, highly readable and informing book which allows an understanding of this most dramatic yet tragic period of history. Will appeal to all age groups.
This is a remarkable book in which the author provides an admirable, if necessarily rather breathless and simplistic, précis of the Second World War through every theatre of War and from the Arctic Convoys to the Atom Bomb. It is a highly readable, concise summary of the main events and key personalities of the War with just sufficient detail to add interest to the narrative. In a book of this type there is inevitably ample scope for over-simplification but in general a good balance is maintained throughout despite there being a degree of devil in the detail. Recommended for the general or younger reader.Military Historical Society
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