World War II The Definitive Visual History PDF/EPUB

  • Hardcover
  • 360 pages
  • World War II The Definitive Visual History
  • Richard Holmes
  • English
  • 10 October 2016
  • 9780756642785

10 thoughts on “World War II The Definitive Visual History

  1. Lirim Jusufi Lirim Jusufi says:

    This book guide weighed 2 3kg lol It took me months to finish but it was worth every letter Greatest guide ever Tell them of us and say for your tomorrow we gave our today

  2. Connor Smallwood Connor Smallwood says:

    This book follows all the armies in world war two including USA Russia France Great Britan and many This book is places in many places in japan like Iwo Jima and Okinawa Places in Russia like Stalingrad and Kursk Places in Germany Like Berlin This book is all about World War Two and is very detailed This book describes the years from 1939 1946 I would recommend this book to anyone who likes history or is interested in military things

  3. J. Bryce J. Bryce says:

    This was REALLY good for it's type it's very general of course with lots of illustrations but mostly ones you've seen before but what sets it apart is how it's organized Really well done highly recommended for novices in WWII history and a nice refresher for us old hands

  4. Neem Neem says:

    I've been looking for this book for a while and when I finally found it could not be happier The day I got the book I couldn't sleep from the excitement Owning a book that's wealthy with details and pictures from A to Z about World War II explaining everything from Germany to Russia from China to the Middle East involvement in the beginning of the war till the very end To me I found it remarkably detailed and full of pictures and maps even images of the weapons they used back then Highly recommend for history lovers be prepared to lose sleep because this book will take you back in time and you'll definitely relive WWII Amazing collection amazing info and definitely can't stop going through it again and again just simply I'm glad to own this treasure

  5. Terry Cornell Terry Cornell says:

    Just as described A 'definitive visual history' of World War II At first glance a reader would think they would get through this uickly since there are so many photos and graphics However there is also uite a bit of words A great synopsis of the war including the start of the Cold War A couple of minor mistakes but not serious enough to deter the overall uality

  6. Anton Klink Anton Klink says:

    An overview of World War II in the usual visual style of DK Eyewitness books First of all the photos are up to the usual DK standard of high uality The layouts of the pages bring the subjects to life and like most DK books it is a true page turner I constantly found myself eager to finish a page just to see what the next one looked like and I was almost never disappointedAlthough these books are usually geared towards the visual with richly illustrated timelines lots of graphics and text laid around huge photos the text itself is no pushover either For its historical contents it manages to do a good job of balancing a fine line between standard history as written by the victors and the controversial aspects of World War 2 especially the than uestionable episodes of Allied conduct which has been a taboo subject for decades The sceptical reader probably won't be satisfied by the coverage in this book of some of these subjects but the book has to be given credit for not only mentioning the controversies but also giving some eye witness accounts of the terror It stops short of actually condemning the conduct fire bombing civilian centres shooting prisoners of war etc but for a mainstream book even saying that there is some controversy is a huge step in the right directionOverall the positive thing about the book is a nearly neutral tone it takes to it subject Unlike some history books which are all about bashing the Nazis being suspicious about the Commies and waving the American flag the reader of this book gets a fairly balanced view from all sides of the conflictThe one thing keeping it from reaching a five star status is the fact that for a Definitive Visual History there is too much redundancy in photos Many photos are repeated twice some even three times in the book For a book that is about photos and visually representing its subject than the next one and a subject which should lend itself to virtually countless thousands of photos to choose from this is uite unfortunate The book could easily have never recycled a single photo and been all the better for it but as it stands be ready to encounter many photos although in different contexts and sizes than onceOther than the oversight of recycled photos I can heartily recommend this book Even though for a WW2 or a general history buff there is probably not much new in this book the visual style is enjoyable nevertheless and for the novice to intermediary history learner this is a good introduction or refresher of the subject

  7. Steve Steve says:

    This is a terrific summary of WWII extremely well organized and thorough with wonderful photographs and very concise commentary This would be a perfect complement to a history course on the war the perfect place to start a study of the war In depth study would need additional reading of course but this work unites the many aspects of the conflict in a coherent manner It is what it claims to be a visual history I have also read the WWI book of the same style and found that eually effective

  8. Iantony Iantony says:

    Probably the best World War 2 visual guide book I've ever read Covering all armies of the World War 2 with a lot of authentic photographs mostly on Allied side though There are already a lot of books that told you about the history or the course of World War 2 but not so many books that trying to visualize the World War 2 for you through so many good photographs from the grim days This book is simply epic

  9. Jessica Jessica says:

    This was simply excellent As all encompassing as can be expected from one book and begins at the root of the conflict not Pearl Harbor and the beginning of American involvement Highly recommended

  10. Adysnewbox Adysnewbox says:

    Another superb compilation book; yes it's a coffee table book but it does a terrific job of explaining World War II to the layman just as DK's World War I book did before it This volume is chock full of large detailed photos maps mini biographies battle breakdowns interviews analysis contextualization and World War II is a subject of particular interest to meI have read a LOT of fictional novels set in this time period and many non fiction books as well Before reading this volume I considered myself reasonably well read on the subject But there were MANY NEW elements to the war that this book revealed to me I think one of the book's strong points is its willingness to dwell on many smaller less famous skirmishes and conflicts in the farther reaches of Europe and Asia Much of this information was completely new to me and helped me better understand the truly global nature of the conflictAs in the World War I volume this book contained a Before and After section on most pages which helped contextualize all the major events covered in this book and how each event led to other things This book does an excellent job of both setting up the reasons for the rise of Nazi Germany and fascism in many European countries I DO think the Spanish Civil War was a bit under reported but that's neither here nor there and also explaining the new global power structure following the war's end and how it redefined politics and conflict for much of the 20th century World War II can be very inspiring to modern readers who see its clash of ideals and morals as a noble struggle This is true but the book does not overly belabor that point and manages to adeuately explain both sides of all arguments in the conflict If you are a fan of history this book will be a must have It opts for breadth over depth there are many important events of the war that are not discussed in great detail but it is an invaluable source for better understanding the war in broad strokes

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World War II The Definitive Visual History❮KINDLE❯ ❧ World War II The Definitive Visual History ❄ Author Richard Holmes – 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 a World War II is divided into II The PDF Ê 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 World War PDF/EPUB or Europe and in the Pacific Similarly the final chapter analyzes the immediate and long term conseuences 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 War II The PDF Î to use system of cross referencing to earlier events and the conseuences of the actions described on the spread The main spreads are interspersed with features eyewitness accounts and galleries of weaponry and euipment This title differs from DK's previous World War II title in that it is a spread by spread account a la War II The Definitive Visual eBook Æ 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.

About the Author: Richard Holmes

See this thread for informationRichard Holmes II The PDF Ê was Professor of Military and Security Studies at Cranfield University and the Royal Military College of Science He was educated at Cambridge Northern Illinois and Reading Universities and carried out his doctoral research on the French army of the Second Empire For many years he taught military history World War PDF/EPUB or at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst A celebrated military historian Richard Holmes is the author of the best selling and widely acclaimed Tommy and Redcoat The British Soldier in the Age of Horse and Musket His dozen other books include Dusty Warriors Sahib The Western Front The Little Field Marshal Sir John French The Road War II The PDF Î to Sedan Firing Line The Second World War in Photographs and Fatal Avenue A Traveller’s History of Northern France and Flanders also published by PimlicoHe was general editor of The Oxford Companion to Military History and has presented eight BBC TV series including ‘War Walks’ ‘The Western Front’ and ‘Battlefields’ and is famous for his War II The Definitive Visual eBook Æ hugely successful series ‘Wellington The Iron Duke’ and ‘Rebels and Redcoats’.