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Mapping the Second World War

Peter Chasseaud and The Imperial War Museum


ISBN: 9780008136581
ANNOTATION:
Follow the conflict of the Second World War from 1939 to 1945 in this unique volume, published in association with Imperial War Museums, London, featuring historical maps and photographs from their archives, and fascinating commentary from an expert historian.
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ISBN: 9780008136581
ANNOTATION:
Follow the conflict of the Second World War from 1939 to 1945 in this unique volume, published in association with Imperial War Museums, London, featuring historical maps and photographs from their archives, and fascinating commentary from an expert historian.

Annotation

Follow the conflict of the Second World War from 1939 to 1945 in this unique volume, published in association with Imperial War Museums, London, featuring historical maps and photographs from their archives, and fascinating commentary from an expert historian.

Publisher Description

Follow the conflict of the Second World War from 1939 to 1945 in this unique volume, published in association with Imperial War Museums, London, featuring historical maps and photographs from their archives, and fascinating commentary from an expert historian.

Over 150 maps tell the story of how this global war was fought.

Types of maps featured:

  • Strategic maps showing theatres of war, frontiers and occupied territories
  • Maps covering key battles and offensives on major fronts
  • Planning and operations maps showing defences in detail
  • Propaganda and educational maps for the armed forces and general public
  • Maps showing dispositions of Allied and enemy forces
  • Bomber and V-weapon target maps

Descriptions of key historical events accompany the maps, giving an illustrated history of the war from an expert historian.

Key topics covered include

  • 1939: Invasion of Poland
  • 1940: German invasion of Low Countries & France
  • 1940: Battle of Britain & German invasion threat
  • Dec 1941: Pearl Harbor
  • 1942: Turning points: Midway, Alamein, Stalingrad
  • 1941-45: Barbarossa and the Eastern Front
  • The War at Sea
  • The advances to Jerusalem, Damascus and Baghdad
  • The War in the Air
  • 1944: Neptune & Overlord; D-Day & liberation of France

Author Biography

A historian of military cartography, a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, the founder of the Historical Military Mapping Group of the British Cartographic Society, a member of the Defence Surveyors' Association, the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) and author of definitive works on trench mapping and toponymy.

Review

'Beautifully produced book that will interest military historians and map lovers alike' - Who Do You Think You Are magazine

      'Expert commentary and a fresh perspective on the events of the war' - Family Tree Magazine

      'Mapping the Second World War draws on the remarkable maps of IWM's unparalleled archive to offer a new perspective on the conflict's key moments' - Antiques Diary

Product Details

Author
Peter Chasseaud, The Imperial War Museum
Pages
304
Publisher
Harpercollins Publishers
Year
2015
ISBN-10
0008136580
ISBN-13
9780008136581
Format
Hardcover
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Subtitle
The History of the War Through Maps from 1939 to 1945
Media
Book
Short Title
MAPPING THE 2ND WW
Language
English
Publication Date
2015-09-21