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A Short History of World War II: The Greatest Conflict in Human History

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World War II was the greatest conflict in human history, involving over 100 million people serving in the forces of the Axis and the Allies and resulting in 50 to 70 million deaths. This book covers war in Europe, war in the Pacific and war across a number of other fronts between 1939 and 1945.

- Features the leading protagonists in the conflict, their ideological positions and the strategies they employed.
- Focuses on the Battle of Britain, the Blitz, Pearl Harbor, Hitler and the SS, Operation Barbarossa, the Holocaust, Stalingrad, the Battle of the Bulge, the Fall of Berlin and the Atomic Bomb.
- Fully illustrated, this book contains a blow-by-blow account of six extraordinary years that shaped the world we live in today.

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