The Handy World War II Answer Book (Handy Answer Books) (Hardcover)

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The biggest and deadliest war. Over 50 countries involved. More than 100 million people mobilized. A death toll between 50 to 85 million-half of which were innocent civilians. Six bloody years. Countless atrocities and savageries. If you're interested in the story and legacy of World War II, then this history book is for you


From the Pearl Harbor attack and the D-Day invasion to the Holocaust and the Manhattan Project, World War II has had a lasting impact on the world. Larger-than-life heroes and villains were minted: Hitler, MacArthur, Stalin, and Churchill, to name a few. The ballistic missile, atomic bomb, radar, and other inventions were developed that came to define modern life. The impact of World War II cannot be underestimated. The Handy World War II Answer Book looks at the Blitzkrieg, Hiroshima, concentration camps, and the rest of the war's history. It answers 550 of the most intriguing questions about the war, including ...
Why did Italy and Germany become allies?
What was special about the Commando Fighting Knife?
What were the secrets of Station X?
Who were the Desert Rats?
Did the Allies know that the Holocaust was happening?
When was the first Enigma machine captured -- and by whom?
What led to the Battle of Midway?
How was the fate of Stalingrad decided?
Who were the Flying Tigers?
Did Hitler really sleep through the D-Day invasion?
What was the biggest naval battle of World War II?
Why was Iwo Jima so difficult for the Americans to capture?
How did two of the Nuremberg prisoners evade justice?
What happened to Emperor Hirohito?


Fought all over the world, there were battles and operations, warships and warplanes, guns and bombs, attacks and sieges, soldiers and leaders. There was despair and victory, triumph and tragedy, struggle and sacrifice. Learn all about the conflict in The Handy World War II Answer Book With more than 120 photos and graphics, this fascinating tome is richly illustrated. Its helpful bibliography and extensive index add to its usefulness.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781578598397
ISBN-10: 1578598397
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
Publication Date: August 27th, 2024
Pages: 480
Language: English
Series: Handy Answer Books