Atlas of World War II: History's Greatest Conflict Revealed Through Rare Wartime Maps and New Cartography (Hardback)
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Atlas of World War II: History's Greatest Conflict Revealed Through Rare Wartime Maps and New Cartography (Hardback)

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Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 29/11/2018
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This comprehensive atlas delves into the cartographic history of WWII: naval, land, and aerial attacks from the invasion of Poland to Pearl Harbor and the Battle of the Bulge.

Rare maps include a detailed Germany & Approaches map used by Allied forces in the final stages of the war, full large-scale wartime maps of the world used by President Roosevelt, and crucial Pacific theater maps used by B-17 pilots. Satellite data renders terrain as never before seen, highlighting countries and continents in stunning detail to include the towns, cities, provinces, and transportation roads for a pinpoint-accurate depiction of army movements and alliances. Gripping wartime stories from these hallowed fields of battle, along with photographs, sketches, confidential documents, and artifacts color the rest of this timeless and informative book. This definitive, lavishly illustrated book features an astonishing array of vintage and newly created maps, rare photographs, covert documents, and eyewitness accounts that illuminate the world's greatest conflict.

Publisher: National Geographic Society
ISBN: 9781426219719
Number of pages: 256
Dimensions: 343 x 260 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Thoughtfully curated and beautifully designed, this volume is sure to appeal to military history aficionados and anyone with an unadorned coffee table." -Library Journal

..".perhaps the greatest history and WWII book I have read. Not only does it give great detail about how the war was fought, but it also shows what the greatest generation gave, risked and lost during the war...Never did I feel overwhelmed or bogged down with text; the visuals compelled me to devour this title quite quickly." --Jennsbookshelves

"In addition to these marvelous maps, the book presents many fascinating details on the advancement of cartography during the war, in particular how the amazing new capabilities of rapidly advancing science of aerial reconnaissance photography was merged with traditional mapmaking to produce the incredibly detailed charts used for planning some of the wars most important amphibious invasions. The attention to detail and precision required for many of these maps almost makes them now seem like ancient works of art." -NY Journal of Books

"I thought this book was incredible, it covers all theaters of the war, provides copies of the maps the generals used (along with their notes on them), a bunch of propaganda and just interesting tidbits along the way. The book is fun to browse, find an interesting section and delve into it. Frankly I found the whole book incredibly compelling - especially if you like maps." - Man of La Book

"One of my favorite parts of this book is that it spends some time talking about escape maps for downed airmen and there are maps that show possible routes that they could have taken to safety. There is a fantastic picture included that shows tiny compasses that were hidden in parts of military uniforms or among their other supplies, like inside of buttons or as part of belt buckles. This fascinates me." -Into the Hall of Books

"Atlas of World War II manages to bridge both the Western and the Eastern Fronts, as well as events in the Pacific, with substantive details, something that isn't always accomplished so successfully...allows for readers to appreciate the full scope of what was happening. Each page becomes a time capsule of that point in the war, with the slow but painful progression toward Allied victory." -Dwell in Possibility

..".there were unique gems in this collection. Among them, a small number of old Japanese maps, some for military use in China and a world map for public consumption, were most interesting...German naval navigation charts of waters off North America were captivating as well. Last but not least, as I looked closely, some of the maps reproduced in this volume actually contained front line notes penciled in by the commanders who used them." -World War II Database

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