World War Two

Students of World War Two History (of which I am one)must think that they are living in a golden age for new insights into this titanic struggle. Beginning roughly in 2007 with Ken Burns’ documentary The War as well as his book there has been an explosion of interest in the World War Two. One of the results of this has been books which encompass the history of the entire conflict like Sir Max Hastings’s Inferno. There is also a forthcoming volume from Antony Beevor which will cover the whole war as well. When Hastings was asked to explain the interest he said it is because it is the most important event in human history.

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