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Europe at War: 1939-1945: No Simple Victory

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What was the biggest operation of World War II in Europe? It wasn't D-Day. What was the name of the largest concentration camp operating in Europe between 1939 and 1945? It wasn't Auschwitz. What European nationality lost the largest number of civilians between 1939-45? It wasn't the French — or the Germans.

Bringing his usual fresh eye to bear on a story we think we all know, Norman Davies answers these questions, and many more, in this concise, vivid and thought-provoking new history of the Second World War. Powerfully argued, compellingly written and devastating in its conclusions, Davies forces us to look again at those six years and to discard the usual narrative of Allied good versus Nazi evil and reminds us that for the greater part of the continent, the Allied victory and the 'liberation of Europe' was the beginning of more than fifty years of totalitarian oppression.

Synopsis:

Bringing his usual fresh eye to bear on a story we think we all know, Norman Davies answers many questions in this concise, vivid and thought-provoking new history of the Second World War. Powerfully argued, compellingly written and devastating in its conclusions, Davies forces us to look again at those six years and to discard the usual narrative of Allied good versus Nazi evil and reminds us that for the greater part of the continent, the Allied victory and the 'liberation of Europe' was the beginning of more than fifty years of totalitarian oppression.

About the Author

Norman Davies is the bestselling author of Europe: A History; The Isles: A History, Rising '44 and Europe at War. He is also the author of the definitive history of Poland, God's Playground, and several books on European history. Born in Bolton, Lancashire in 1939, Davies is a graduate of Magdalen College, Oxford and the University of Sussex. He is a Supernumerary Fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford and is a Fellow of the British Academy, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and Professor Emeritus of London University. He lives in Oxford and Krakow, Poland.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780333692851
Subtitle:
No Simple Victory
Publisher:
Libri
Author:
Davies, Norman
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
456

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History and Social Science » Military » World War II » Europe » General

Europe at War: 1939-1945: No Simple Victory
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"Synopsis" by , Bringing his usual fresh eye to bear on a story we think we all know, Norman Davies answers many questions in this concise, vivid and thought-provoking new history of the Second World War. Powerfully argued, compellingly written and devastating in its conclusions, Davies forces us to look again at those six years and to discard the usual narrative of Allied good versus Nazi evil and reminds us that for the greater part of the continent, the Allied victory and the 'liberation of Europe' was the beginning of more than fifty years of totalitarian oppression.
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