A highly illustrated introduction to some of World War II's most famous and important battles, featuring colourful artwork throughout.

World War II was the single greatest conflict the world has ever known, fought in theatres all around the globe, and many of its battles – Stalingrad, Monte Cassino, the Battle of Britain – are household names. While the Western Front in Europe is often what first comes to mind, bitter and bloody battles were also fought in Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia and the Pacific, on land, at sea, and in the air, and their many stories help illuminate both the scale and the varying character of the conflict.

This compact gift book takes thirty of World War II's most significant clashes, both the famous and the lesser known, and presents their stories in a concise, easy to digest format, accompanied by beautiful Osprey artwork plates in full colour that illuminate a key moment in each battle.

Table of Contents


The Invasion of Poland
The Battle of Belgium
The Battle of Britain
The Sinking of the Bismarck
Operation Barbarossa
The Siege of Leningrad
The Battle of Moscow
The Siege of Sevastopol
The Attack on Pearl Harbor
The Malayan Campaign
The Second Battle of Kharkov
The Battle of Gazala
The Battle of Midway
The Battle of Guadalcanal
The Battle of Stalingrad
The El Alamein Battles
The Battle for Tunisia
The Battle of Kursk
The Battle of Monte Cassino
The Battle of Imphal
The Normandy Landings
The Battle of Saipan
The Battle of the Philippine Sea
The Warsaw Uprising
Operation Market-Garden
The Battle of Hürtgen Forest
The Battle of the Bulge
The Battle of Iwo Jima
The Battle of Okinawa
The Battle of Berlin


Product details

Published Mar 21 2019
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 128
ISBN 9781472835536
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations Full colour artwork
Series General Military
Short code GNM
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Nikolai Bogdanovic

Nikolai Bogdanovic is a highly experienced militar…


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