World War Two re-assessed for a new generation, from the 1930s through to the beginnings of the Cold War. This book provides a stimulating and thought-provoking new interpretation of one of the most terrible episodes in world history.
In times of war, soldiers on the front lines must show their bravery. But acts of courage by some people aren't known until years after the fighting ends. From flying bombing missions in the dead of night, to tricking the enemy with fake encampments and unbreakable codes, to surviving horrific treatment by the enemy through sheer force of will, these incredible true tales will show how courage in war is often displayed by history's unsung heroes.
"This unique compendium, drawn from the Library of Congress's vast collections, presents the story of a tumultuous era in which the very survival of democracy -- and the free flow of knowledge on which democracy depends -- was at issue. In these pages you will find photographs, maps, political cartoons, drawings, posters, and paintings created by people of many nations"--Preface.
"World War 2: Beyond the Battlefield" is a comprehensive and illuminating account of one of the most significant and transformative events in human history. This book offers a unique perspective on the war, highlighting the human side of the conflict and exploring the social, political, and cultural impact of the war on a global scale. Throughout the book, you will be taken on a journey through the experiences of soldiers, civilians, and political leaders from around the world. The complex and often difficult decisions that shaped the course of the war are examined, along with the lasting impact of the war on the world. This book is a must-read for anyone seeking to gain a deeper understanding of World War II! With its exploration of the human and social dimensions of the war, "World War 2: Beyond the Battlefield" offers a unique and valuable perspective on this transformative event in human history. Key features: • A comprehensive examination of the human and social impact of World War II • Highlights the stories of soldiers, civilians, and political leaders from around the world • Provides a unique perspective on the war, beyond the typical focus on military strategy and tactics • Explores the lasting impact of the war on the world Benefits: • Gain a deeper understanding of the complex and often difficult decisions that shaped the course of World War II • Explore the stories of individuals who lived through the war, highlighting the strength of the human spirit in times of adversity • Learn about the social, political, and cultural impact of the war on a global scale • Gain a new perspective on the war, moving beyond the typical focus on military strategy and tactics Target audience: "World War 2: Beyond the Battlefield" is a must-read for anyone seeking to gain a deeper understanding of World War II, and its social, political, and cultural impact on the world. It will be of interest to history enthusiasts, students, and anyone with an interest in this transformative event in human history. Order now: Don't miss out on this unique and illuminating account of World War II. Order "World War 2: Beyond the Battlefield" now and gain a new perspective on this transformative event in human history.
Now more than ever, kids want to know about our country's great struggles during World War II. This book is packed with information that kids will find fascinating, from Hitler's rise to power in 1933 to the surrender of the Japanese in 1945. Much more than an ordinary history book, it is filled with excerpts from actual wartime letters written to and by American and German troops, personal anecdotes from people who lived through the war in the United States, Germany, Britain, Russia, Hungary, and Japan, and gripping stories from Holocaust survivors—all add a humanizing global perspective to the war. This collection of 21 activities shows kids how it felt to live through this monumental period in history. They will play a rationing game or try the butter extender recipe to understand the everyday sacrifices made by wartime families. They will try their hands at military strategy in coastal defense, break a code, and play a latitude and longitude tracking game. Whether growing a victory garden or staging an adventure radio program, kids will appreciate the hardships and joys experienced on the home front.