Historical Dictionary Of World War Ii: The War Against Germany And Italy by Anne Sharp WellsHistorical Dictionary Of World War Ii: The War Against Germany And Italy by Anne Sharp Wells

Historical Dictionary Of World War Ii: The War Against Germany And Italy

byAnne Sharp Wells

Hardcover | December 24, 2013

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This dictionary covers the complex and costly conflict that began when Germany, ruled by Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party, invaded neighboring Poland on 1 September 1939; and concluded when Germany surrendered on 7-9 May 1945, leaving much of the European continent in ruins and its population devastated. The war against Germany, Italy, and the other European Axis members was fought primarily in Europe, the Mediterranean, the Middle East, East and North Africa, and the Atlantic Ocean. The Axis powers were defeated by the Allies, led by the "Grand Alliance" of Great Britain, the United States, and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.The Historical Dictionary of World War II: The War against Germany and Italy relates the history of this war through a chronology, an introductory essay, maps and photos, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has more than 300 cross-referenced entries on the countries and geographical areas involved in the war, as well as the nations remaining neutral; wartime alliances and conferences; significant civilian and military leaders; and major ground, naval, and air operations. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about World War II.
Anne Sharp Wells is the assistant editor of The Journal of Military History and the assistant editor of The Papers of George Catlett Marshall (vols. 6-7) for the George C. Marshall Foundation. Her previous World War II publications include Historical Dictionary of World War II: The War Against Japan and the coauthored works From Pearl ...
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Title:Historical Dictionary Of World War Ii: The War Against Germany And ItalyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:566 pages, 9.2 × 6.37 × 1.84 inPublished:December 24, 2013Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0810854570

ISBN - 13:9780810854574

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Tackling a massive topic like the Second World War in two volumes is no small undertaking and author Wells. . . .is to be congratulated on completing the undertaking. . . .[L]et it be clear from the outset that this reviewer. . . .was much impressed with this book. . . .Wells writes in a straightforward and very readable, style, lacing her narrative with facts that readily convey the major events of the conflict. For those unfamiliar with the course of the Second World War, this can be recommended as an easily digestible overview. . . .This is an important reference work on the Second World War in Europe. . . .This could then. . . .rival recent major reference works on the war.