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The Second World War in Photographs 1939
On 1 September 1939, Germany invaded Poland. With political agreements in place to come to Poland’s aid, Britain and France both declared war on Germany within two days. It was the start of a conflict that would erupt over every continent and see the deaths of tens of millions of people, with much of central Europe destroyed. It would also see the development of jet aircraft, intercontinental missiles, computers and the Atomic Bomb.
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1939, in particular, saw the sinking of the passenger ship Athenia on the first day of the war, the evacuation of children from Britain’s population centres, the daring attack by U-49 on the Royal Oak at Scapa Flow, air raids on Wilhelmshaven and on Shetland and the Forth Bridge. It also saw the development of the Blitzkrieg tactics that were to prove so successful in France, Belgium and the Netherlands in 1940.
John Christopher and Campbell McCutcheon tell the story of 1939 at war using many rare and often unpublished images, showing the full horror of the conflict, as well as its impact on the everyday person. It is the first volume in a year-by-year series documenting the Second World War from 1939 to 1945.
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Author: John Christopher and Campbell McCutcheon
Publisher: Amberley Publishing 2014
Format: Softback, 176 pages
Size: 234 x 165 mm