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"World War II" is divided into nine chronological chapters, each
introduced by a general overview of the military and political
situation. This is followed by a comprehensive timeline, covering
events in all theaters of the war. The opening chapter analyzes the
build-up of hostility in the years leading up the war, both in
Europe and in the Pacific. Similarly the final chapter analyzes the
immediate and long-term consequences of the war and the way it has
shaped recent history. In the chapters that cover the events of the
war itself, the main spreads move from one theater of war to
another but are linked by an easy-to-use system of cross
referencing to earlier events and the consequences of the actions
described on the spread. The main spreads are interspersed with
features, eyewitness accounts, and galleries of weaponry and
This title differs from DK's previous World War II title, in that
it is a spread-by-spread account ? la "History" (with "previous"
and "following" tabs placing each spread in chronological context)
of the war, rather than a narrative that needs to be read from
start to finish.