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History of the Second World War (original 1966; edition 1970)

by B. H. Liddell Hart

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History of the Second World War by B. H. Liddell Hart (1966)



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A noted proponent of armoured warfare in the interwar period, Liddell Hart died before the completion of this work. Mirroring BLH's treatment of "The Rommel Papers", Kenneth Parker, a life-long friend, completed the book. Capt. Hart was no fan of the Atomic bomb, but his interpretation of allied strategy, not completely laudatory, has become the orthodoxy of a generation. ( )
  DinadansFriend | May 8, 2018 |
Very good general history of WWII, written by the man who was one of the key thinkers in formulating the kind of battle strategies in the 20s and 30s which would be so instrumental in inspiring the idea of the Blitzkrieg later. It was first published shortly after Liddell Hart's death in 1970, so there has since been a lot of new research in the field; however, his summations of the kind of strategies used are unlikely to ever be surpassed. ( )
  siriaeve | Jul 14, 2008 |
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On April 1, 1939, the world's Press carried the news that Mr Neville Chamberlain's Cabinet, reversing its policy of appeasement and detachment, had pledged Britain to defend Poland against any threat from Germany, with the aim of ensuring peace in Europe.
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Il libro ricostruisce l'ultimo conflitto mondiale nella complessa contradditorietà dei suoi sviluppi militari, in un quadro completo delle componenti che ne determinarono l'esito finale dall'Europa all'Estremo Oriente: la tattica e la strategia di vincitori e vinti; la potenza industriale al servizio degli eserciti in lotta; l'efficacia delle scelte tecniche e delle applicazioni tecnologiche realizzate nel campo degli armamenti, della guerra d'offesa e di difesa, dalle nazioni belligeranti. Un'esposizione densa, serrata, tutta basata sui fatti, che però non trascura la funzione decisiva svolta dal fattore uomo sulla condotta generale della guerra, dalla capacità degli opposti stati maggiori al genio militare dei singoli generali, al valore combattivo delle truppe.
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The best-selling account of World War II in every theater of operations by the foremost military analyst of our time. The late Captain Basil Liddell Hart's private library and famous and voluminous archives of personal correspondence with such giants as Lloyd George and Churchill; the notes of the detailed interviews which he conducted after the war with the captured German generals, as well as with the leading Allied commanders who had so often turned to him for inspiration and advice; the subject files and private papers placed in his hands by many of his great contemporaries-all constitute that priceless personal collection of private documents upon which the present magnificent work is based. It is military history in the broadest possible scale, ranging from the frustrating events preceding the war, through all the campaigns and battles of seven turbulent years, to the final conclusion of hostilities. Trenchant, searching, thought-provoking, it is a study in realism and object analysis, uncluttered by self-deception. Cherished illusions fade under fresh surveillance; long-held beliefs of justification fail under new questioning; reputations are reexamined by one of the most incisive minds of our time; judgments of our past are made lessons for our present and our future.

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History of the Second World War, B. H. Liddell Hart's last work as well as his magnum opus, embodies the fruits of twenty years of research and a lifetime of thinking on war. It abounds with controversial judgments, including provocative assertions about the true causes behind France's defeat in 1940, Hitler's failed invasion of Russia, and Japan's stunning victory at Pearl Harbor: the effectiveness of the Allies' strategic bombing of Germany; the questionable necessity of detonating atom bombs over Hiroshima and Nagasaki; and much more.… (more)

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