The War in the West: A New History : Volume 2: The Allies Fight Back 1941-43
by James Holland
Editor: Transworld Publishers Ltd
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In the second volume of his famous novel in the history of the Second World War, James Holland examines the capital’s 1941-1943 turning points: Hitler’s invasion of Russia; America entered the conflict; the devastating Thousand Bombardiers Raids on Germany; the long struggle; the long battle against Germany.As in his first volume, Germany of the Ascendant, he intertwines his account and for the well known events of the time, with the personal stories of the individuals taken in them – on all sides.Through interviews, letters, journals and reports, it allows us to see the war, not only from the point of view of politicians, military leaders and strategists, but also through the eyes of civilians bombarded from their homes, the resistance of members stuck in the Norwegian winter ice, sailors risking their lives in the Atlantic, convoys, German aces fight for supremacy in the North Atlantic, and so on.He also looks behind the scenes behind the scenes at the importance of the “machinery” of warfare: manufacturing, agriculture and the baselines of the whole conflict, and ultimately determined its course.Starting from the battle fronts on land, sea and air, in the streets, fields and factories of Great Britain, America and Germany, he paints a dramatic and convincing portrait of these pivots years, when the wind begins to turn.The combination of its own research with only recently accessible archival material, Holland again resembles this cataclysmic conflict, reassessing the long-view and stimulating the a prioriThe result is groundbreaking history that redefines the war in the West and makes us reflect again on the events that have shaped our modern world.
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