Eyewitness to World War II
This full-color illustrated book by National Geographic tells the epic story of history's greatest conflict: from the rise of Nazi Germany to the fall of imperial Japan. The story of World War 2 is told from the perspective of those who lived, and in many case fought, through it. Readers will not only be given deeply personal accounts drawn from letters, diaries, and oral histories, but also over 525 rare photographs and numerous maps. If you have a keen interest in learning about the Second World War, then this publication is a great addition to your home library or classroom. This resource is included in the Well Planned Gal Modern World and Geography Curriculum. Measures 9 1/2"x 11". 350 pgs, hc. ~ Mike
Eyewitness to World War II brings you closer than ever before to the greatest challenge a generation of Americans had ever faced. The unforgettable story of World War II is told through the words of those who lived it--both on the battlefield and the home front--creating a dramatic tapestry of the wartime experience. Personal writings and recollections of Roosevelt, Hitler, and Patton, as well as letters composed by soldiers at battle and diaries of women serving in the military at home, present an absorbing narrative that tells the entire history of the war from several perspectives. Hundreds of images capture fateful moments of triumph and defeat that defined the era, including rare photographs and artifacts, many never-before-seen from private collections that are placed in context with more famous photographs from the period. More than 20 authoritative National Geographic maps detail military movements and decisive battles in the European and Pacific theaters of war. These incredible, first-person stories, amazing moments of heroism, compelling imagery, and illuminating maps bring the entire history of World War II to life in vivid detail.