Discover the turbulent events of World War II-from the Blitz to the atomic bomb.
World War II was one of the most destructive episodes in human history. Never before, or since, has the world witnessed such widespread bloodshed. Beginning with the events that led to its outbreak, World War II goes on to introduce the main leaders and highlight the decisive moments. From Pear Harbor, Midway, and the Atlantic to fighting in Russia and in the desert, outstanding and original photography provides a unique glimpse of the tragedies that led to the loss of more than 50 million lives. Written by Simon Adams, author of many popular history titles including Children's History of the 20th Century and Eyewitness Titanic, World War II offers compelling insight into the most destructive war of the 20th century.