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Forgotten Battles of World War II: A chronological survey of the 21 most significant but often overlooked battles that shaped the outcome of the war

Forgotten Battles of World War II: A chronological survey of the 21 most significant but often overlooked battles that shaped the outcome of the war

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Author: McAuliffe, Dr Donal

Binding: paperback

Number Of Pages: 180

Release Date: 02-04-2024

Details: When it comes to World War II, popular culture romanticizes a small number of clashes in Europe and the Pacific. Yet several battles that have been forgotten by history and Hollywood had an outsized impact on the outcome of the war -- and shaped the world we live in today.
The Forgotten Battles of World War II explores 21 of those battles, presenting a more complete picture of the conflict that has been called "the deadliest and most destructive period in history."
Hollywood's perception of WWII goes like this: Dunkirk, the Battle of Britain, Pearl Harbor, Midway, Stalingrad, Sicily, D-Day, and Iwo Jima, Berlin and the atomic bombs.
While that isn’t incorrect, there are hundreds of major battles and thousands of military engagements that have been ignored by popular culture and forgotten by almost everyone but the specialists working on the history of the war. Yet as Forgotten Battles shows, several of those battles altered the progression and outcome of the Second World War.
Each of the battles in The Forgotten Battles of World War II is accompanied by its context in the wider war effort and its impact on the outcome of the war, making this book a meaningful read for both WWII experts and history enthusiasts who seek a deeper understanding of how the world as we know it came to be.
After reading The Forgotten Battles of World War II, you'll understand: how the occupation of the Aleutian Islands put Japan within dangerous striking distance of American cities along the West Coast, why stopping the German "heavy water" operation in Norway was critical to the survival of all Europeans, how Hitler's plan to protect Mussolini failed, and why that matters to modern Italy, how the Battle of Bryansk prevented the Russians from capitulating to Germany, changing the course of the war, why the Winter War between Russia and Finland was the defining conflict of 1939-1940, why the Philippines was critically important to both Japan and the US and the site of so much warfare, how the liberation of Belgrade impacted the future of Eastern Europe and the USSR, the humble origins of the AK-47 and the Molotov Cocktail, and much more. If you're eager to go beyond popular culture and gain a more thorough understanding of the trajectory of WWII and the repercussions we are still feeling today, The Forgotten Battles of World War II is a must-read.

EAN: 9798987711644

Package Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.4 x 0.5 inches

Languages: english

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