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LORENZ BOOKS


THE ULTIMATE COLLECTED HISTORY OF WORLD WARS I & II:A BOX SET OF TWO REFERENCE BOOKS WITH 1000 PHOTOGRAPHS


An authoritative account of the two deadliest conflicts in human history, the politics and the decisive military encounters and battles


Ian Westwell and Donald Sommerville PUB DATE:


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April 2011 (UK) July 2011 (US) UK £14.99/US $25.00 (P) 264 x 2 books (K264BOX2) 220 x 168mm/83 9780754823612 0 7548 2361 X


⁄4 x 63 ⁄4 in


2 hardbacks, PLC in slipcase Over 1000 photographs 8


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• A stunning slipcase set of two authoritative accounts of the two World Wars, fully illustrated with over 1000 photographs, maps and battle plans


• Each book covers the history of the first or second world war, including full descriptions of all the major battles, both on land and at sea, and with discussions on the success and failures of the military strategies and tactics employed


• Looks in detail at the key players and how their decisions impacted on the outcome of each war


• Throughout the books, campaign maps complement the informative analyses to show how the two wars gradually enveloped almost the entire globe


• Special features focus on the huge variety of weapons invented and employed during the two wars


About the Authors


Ian Westwell has written numerous articles and more than 15 books on all aspects of military history. His most recent publications include Brandenburgers: The Third Reich’s Special Forces (Spearhead) and World War I: Day by Day (Spellmount Military Handbooks).


Donald Sommerville is a writer and editor specializing in military history. His books include Monty,A Biography of Field Marshal Montgomery; 1916:The Year of Attrition; and World War II Day by Day.


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Reference & History


This boxed set brings together two expertly written accounts of the histories of World War I and II. Each book covers all aspects of the war, including analyses of decisive encounters, and profiles of political and military figures. Blow-by-blow accounts of the two wars take the reader through the battles, campaigns and fighting from the viewpoints of the participants.With the first book setting the historical context, it illustrates how the impact of World War I led to the dangerous climate of Nazi Germany and the actions that led to the outbreak of World War II. The major events are vividly portrayed through engaging and informed narrative, with over 1000 images.


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