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World War II, fought from 1939 to 1945, engulfed the globe in a shattering struggle over national sovereignty and individual rights. It was also the costliest battle in history in terms of human life, with millions perishing in combat, in concentration camps, and under the rubble of crushed cities. This gripping and epic battle is brought powerfully to life on every page of Time-Life Books' World War II in 500 Photographs.
Inside, you'll find:
- Key events, battles, and turning points, year by year
- Profiles of the war's leaders, heroes, and enemies
- Memorable quotations and firsthand accounts
- Color maps and photo timelines
From the Nazis' early rise to power to Victory over Japan Day, this essential guide brings you to the front lines of the war that changed our world.
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Comprehensive in scope, rich with noteworthy photos, and powered by a uniquely accessible visual format, Time-Life Books are designed to entertain as they inform, all at an affordable price.
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