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A unique re-interpretation of the most devastating conflict the world has ever seen, using the tools offered by the latest information technology and graphic design

Overview

The mass of available data about World War II has never been as large as it is now, yet it has become increasingly complicated to interpret it in a meaningful way. Packed with cleverly designed graphics, charts and diagrams, World War II: Infographics offers a new approach by telling the story of the conflict visually. Encompassing the conflict from its roots to its aftermath, more than 50 themes are treated in great detail, ranging from the rise of the Far Right in pre-war Europe and mass mobilization, to evolving military tactics and technology and the financial and human cost of the conflict. Throughout, the shifting balance of power between the Axis and the Allies and the global nature of the war and its devastation are made strikingly clear. Original, accessible and fascinating, World War II: Infographics will delight history buffs, graphic design aficionados, and everyone seeking an overview of the war that shaped the world as we know it.

Reviews

'Awe-inspiring'
History of War

'A masterpiece of illustrative endeavour … a fantastic achievement and a must-have addition to any WWII enthusiast’s bookshelf'
Militaria and History

Further Details

Specifications

Format: Hardback

Size: 29.5cm x 23.5cm

Extent: 192

ISBN: 9780500022924

Contents List

FOREWORD •PREFACE •THE CONTEXT OF THE WAR •THE FALL OF DEMOCRACY IN EUROPE •ECONOMIC FORCES•ONE IN NINE MOBILIZED•THE ISSUE OF OIL•ARMS PRODUCTION COMPARED: 1939–45•THE COST OF MANPOWER•THE BRITISH EMPIRE AT WAR•US MILITARY AID: THE LEND-LEASE ACT•THE PILLAGING OF EUROPE BY THE THIRD REICH• ALLIED CONFERENCES: PLANNING FOR THE POST-WAR WORLD • ARMS AND ARMED FORCES•HIGH COMMANDS: PLANNING THE WAR•THE INFANTRY: THE MAINSTAY OF OPERATIONS•ARTILLERY: THE HAMMER OF THOR• INSIDE AN ARMOURED DIVISION•AN ALTERNATIVE APPROACH: THE SOVIET TANK ARMY• TANKS AND ANTI-TANK WEAPONRY•THE EVOLUTION AND PERFORMANCE OF FIGHTER PLANES•AIRBORNE OPERATIONS: EXPENSIVE AND RISKY •COMBAT FLEETS•A CARRIER BATTLE GROUP IN 1942•THE SS: A STATE WITHIN A STATE • 3. BATTLES AND CAMPAIGNS •CHINA: THE UNRECOGNIZED ALLY•THE INVASION OF POLAND•THE FALL OF FRANCE•THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN•A TIDAL WAVE FROM JAPAN•OPERATION BARBAROSSA: A BATTLE OF EXTREMES • THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC•WAR IN THE MEDITERRANEAN•THE DESERT WAR•STALINGRAD•THE ALLIED RECONQUEST OF THE PACIFIC•KURSK: THE TIDE TURNS•AIRBORNE CAMPAIGNS AGAINST THE REICH•THE ITALIAN IMPASSE•D-DAY AND THE BATTLE OF NORMANDY•US LOGISTICS IN EUROPE•OPERATION BAGRATION•THE BATTLE FOR GERMANY•JAPAN: THE FINAL DAYS•4. AFTERMATH AND CONSEQUENCES•CIVILIAN AND MILITARY LOSSES•THE REICH’S MILITARY LOSSES•SOVIET MILITARY LOSSES•THE NAZI CONCENTRATION CAMPS•THE HOLOCAUST•COLLABORATION WITH THE NAZI REGIME•RESISTANCE IN OCCUPIED EUROPE•THE FRENCH RESISTANCE•MIGRATION IN POST-WAR EUROPE•THE ECONOMIC TOLL OF THE WAR•THE MANHATTAN PROJECT•THE DAWN OF THE COLD WAR IN EUROPE•COLONIAL UNREST: THE FALL OF EMPIRES

About the Author

Jean Lopez is the Managing Editor of Guerres & Histoire (War and History) magazine Vincent Bernard is a renowned specialist in military history. Nicolas Aubin is a World War II specialist who has contributed to a number of journals of military history Nicolas Guillerat was trained as a data designer and graphic artist Jonathan Fenby CBE, has been the editor of the Observer and the South China Morning Post. He is the author of twenty books, nine on China and others on World War II and France

List of Contributors

Foreword by Jonathan Fenby