Martin Gilbert Book Pack

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Martin Gilbert Book pack

About the Book:The Second World War, A Complete History


Arguably the most complete overview of World War 2 available today, an absolute masterpiece of written history.


The Second World War was the most destructive human conflict in history. Forty million people died during the 2,174 days from germany's attack on Poland in September 1939 to the surrender of Japan in August 1945. Only one historian, Martin Gilbert, has the scholarship and breadth of vision to tell the story as it ought to be told. In this, the first total history of a global war, Martin Gilbert weaves together all its aspects - political, diplomatic, military and civillian. from week to week, month to month and year to year, the terrible progress of the juggernaut of death is charted. Martin Gilbert's purpose is to show what happened, not from the point of view of any one of the warring nations but from a global perspective. In this he is triumphantly successful. Whether Gilbert is telling of the magnificent defence of Stalingrad or the endurance of Londonin the Blitz, no reader can fail to discover a new vision of what the Second World War meant for those who fought and suffered, and its legacy for us today.


About the Book: Auschwitz and the Allies


When Hitler announced that the result of the war in Europe would be 'the complete annihilation of the Jews', he did so in 1942, not only in public, but before an enormous crowd in Berlin. The Allies heard, but, astonishingly, they did not listen. In 1944, Allied reconnaissance pilots, searching out industrial targets in the area, repeatedly photographed Auschwitz. The pictures, apparently overlooked by the Allies, were routinely filed in government archives and not examined until 1979. First-hand reports on the horrors of the death camps came to the West by 1944 in the person of two escaped Auschwitz prisoners. Their testimonies, and those of subsequent escapees, were either ignored or dismissed. Despite the fact that, the same year, Churchill himself had ordered feasibility studies for air strikes on Auschwitz, the RAF not only did nothing, but eventually passed the buck to the Americans, who also did nothing. This book explains the reasons why. 


Format: Paperback


Pages: 928\360


Size: 23cm x 15cm x 5cm/ 23cm x 15cm x 2.5cm


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