In The Routledge Atlas of the Second World War
, Martin Gilbert graphically charts the war's political, military, economic and social history through 257 illuminating maps. The atlas covers all the major events from the German invasion of Poland in September 1939 to the defeat of Japan in August 1945.
Focusing on the human - and inhuman - aspects of the war, The Routledge Atlas of the Second World War includes examination of:
- military, naval and air campaigns on all the war fronts
- the war on land, at sea and in the air
- the economic and social aspects of the war
- the global nature of the war, in armed combat and in suffering
- the impact of the war on civilians, both under occupation, and as deportees and refugees
- the aftermath of the war: post-war political and national boundaries; war graves; and the human cost of the war on every continent.
This paperback edition includes several updates to existing maps, as well as ten new maps, specially drawn for this edition. The new maps include examinations of Japanese- American and African- American soldiers serving with the United States Army, British women special agents, Belgium at War, and the German occupation of the Channel Islands.
'This really is a brilliantly useful book ... All in all, this is an outstanding reference work that can also be enjoyed as an unusual graphic history of the Second World War and its many political, economic and military dimensions.' - Military Illustrated
'Martin Gilbert's The Routledge Atlas of the Second World War is a riveting collection of original and informative maps.' - The Observer
'Sir Martin Gilbert's Atlas of the Second World War is a work of extraordinary scholarship ... No university, library, historian - or anyone interested in World War II - will want to be without it.' - Henry Kissinger