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The Second World War in Europe : Second Edition

By: Mackenzie, S.P.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: eBooks on Demand.Seminar Studies: Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014Edition: 2nd ed.Description: 1 online resource (185 p.).ISBN: 9781317864714.Subject(s): Europe -- History -- 1918-1945 | World War, 1939-1945 -- EuropeGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Second World War in Europe : Second EditionDDC classification: 940.53 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; The Second World War in Europe; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Publisher's Acknowledgements; Chronology; Who's Who; Glossary; Maps; Part One Background; 1 The Road to War; The Origins of the War; Preparing for War; Part Two The Second World War; 2 The Flow of Blitzkrieg, 1939-42; Campaigns East and West, 1939-40; Strategies for Survival and Expansion, 1940-41; The Limits of Blitzkrieg, 1941-42; 3 Peoples at War; Economies and Societies at War; Barbarism and the Holocaust; Collaboration and Resistance; 4 Conducting War; Technology and Intelligence
Alliances and StrategyStrategic Bombing and the U-Boat War; 5 The Ebb of Blitzkrieg, 1942-45; The Changing Balance of Fortune, 1942-43; Success and Failure South and East, 1943-44; Closing the Ring, 1944-45; Part Three Assessment; 6 The End of the War and After; Costs and the Division of Europe; Historical Debates; Winning and Losing; Part Four Documents; 1 Britain goes to war; 2 The mood in Berlin; 3 Blitzkrieg 1940; 4 Churchill's finest hour; 5 De Gaulle and resistance; 6 Stalin and Barbarossa; 7 Italo-German relations; 8 Boffins at war; 9 Stalingrad diary; 10 The Red Army
11 Himmler on race12 Goebbels and terror propaganda; 13 Unconditional surrender; 14 Workers' attitudes in wartime Britain; 15 Allied production operations compared; 16 Speer on Allied bombing; 17 Under the bombs; 18 Death of a B-17; 19 U-boat under attack; 20 On being shelled; 21 Goebbels on the turning of the tide; 22 Ambush in Sicily; 23 Summary justice on the Eastern front; 24 Allied vs German tanks; 25 Airpower over Normandy; 26 Hitler in command; 27 The surrender of Berlin; 28 The commandant of Auschwitz interviewed; Guide to Further Reading; References; Index; Plate
Summary: This is an updated edition of the first truly concise introduction to the history of World War II in the West. The author, S. P. MacKenzie traces the major events on both fighting front and home front, explaining what happened and, just as importantly, why the balance of fortunes swung first towards the Axis and then towards the Allies. Along with overviews of the origins and consequences of the conflict, the book: Provides a narrative account of the course of events on land throughout the warContains sections specifically devoted to societies and economies; resistance movements and collaborat
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Cover; The Second World War in Europe; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Publisher's Acknowledgements; Chronology; Who's Who; Glossary; Maps; Part One Background; 1 The Road to War; The Origins of the War; Preparing for War; Part Two The Second World War; 2 The Flow of Blitzkrieg, 1939-42; Campaigns East and West, 1939-40; Strategies for Survival and Expansion, 1940-41; The Limits of Blitzkrieg, 1941-42; 3 Peoples at War; Economies and Societies at War; Barbarism and the Holocaust; Collaboration and Resistance; 4 Conducting War; Technology and Intelligence

Alliances and StrategyStrategic Bombing and the U-Boat War; 5 The Ebb of Blitzkrieg, 1942-45; The Changing Balance of Fortune, 1942-43; Success and Failure South and East, 1943-44; Closing the Ring, 1944-45; Part Three Assessment; 6 The End of the War and After; Costs and the Division of Europe; Historical Debates; Winning and Losing; Part Four Documents; 1 Britain goes to war; 2 The mood in Berlin; 3 Blitzkrieg 1940; 4 Churchill's finest hour; 5 De Gaulle and resistance; 6 Stalin and Barbarossa; 7 Italo-German relations; 8 Boffins at war; 9 Stalingrad diary; 10 The Red Army

11 Himmler on race12 Goebbels and terror propaganda; 13 Unconditional surrender; 14 Workers' attitudes in wartime Britain; 15 Allied production operations compared; 16 Speer on Allied bombing; 17 Under the bombs; 18 Death of a B-17; 19 U-boat under attack; 20 On being shelled; 21 Goebbels on the turning of the tide; 22 Ambush in Sicily; 23 Summary justice on the Eastern front; 24 Allied vs German tanks; 25 Airpower over Normandy; 26 Hitler in command; 27 The surrender of Berlin; 28 The commandant of Auschwitz interviewed; Guide to Further Reading; References; Index; Plate

This is an updated edition of the first truly concise introduction to the history of World War II in the West. The author, S. P. MacKenzie traces the major events on both fighting front and home front, explaining what happened and, just as importantly, why the balance of fortunes swung first towards the Axis and then towards the Allies. Along with overviews of the origins and consequences of the conflict, the book: Provides a narrative account of the course of events on land throughout the warContains sections specifically devoted to societies and economies; resistance movements and collaborat

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S.P. Mackenzie is Professor of History at the University of South Carolina. He teaches military history and modern European history, with special emphasis on the linkages between war and society. Professor MacKenzie teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses on the evolution of warfare as well as Britain and Continental Europe in the modern period. His publications include: The Colditz Myth: British and Commonwealth Prisoners of War in Nazi Germany; British War Films, 1939-1945: The Cinema and the Services; Revolutionary Armies in the Modern Era: A Revisionist Approach; The Home Guard: A Military and Political History; Politics and Military Morale: Current-Affairs and Citizenship Education in the British Army, 1914-1950 .

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