The Second World War engaged more than 40 million troops from over 30 countries. It bridged three continents and two oceans, and exacted a toll of 50 million lives. It remains the most destructive and most widely influential war in human history.
The History of World War II, with over 1,000 entries and 275 maps and photographs, covers every aspect of the war in a way that is detailed, yet immediately comprehensible. The events of the conflict and world affairs have been divided into the 13 categories that progress chronologically from 1939 to 1945.