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Victory in Europe: From D-Day to the Destruction of the Third Reich, 1944-1945

Julian Thompson

Celebrate the 80th anniversary of VE Day in this fully illustrated insight into the final months of the Second World War. From the long-awaited opening of the second front in the West on D-Day, 6 June 1944, to the final surrender of Germany on 8 May 1945, the Allied armies in north-west Europe under the supreme command of Eisenhower fought a gruelling series of battles against Axis forces hardened by years of war and desperate to defend their homeland from destruction. Written by a leading military historian, Julian Thompson, Victory in Europe contains 30 facsimile items of Second World War reproduced throughout the book. Re-live this momentous period of history through maps, diaries, letters, sketches, secret memos and reports, posters and labels all sourced from the archives of the Imperial War Museums.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Welbeck
  • Publish Date: Apr 3rd, 2025
  • Pages: 160
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00lb
  • EAN: 9781035425174
  • Categories: Wars & Conflicts - World War II - GeneralModern - 20th Century - GeneralEurope - Germany

About the Author

Thompson, Julian: - Major General Julian Thompson served in the Royal Marines for 34 years. During the Falklands War of 1982 he commanded the 3rdCommando Brigade of three Royal Marine Commandos and two battalions of the Parachute Regiment. He is now a visiting professor at the Department of War Studies at King's College, London. He regularly appears on television as an authority on military history. He other books include Imperial War Museum's The Somme and Verdun: 1916 Remembered, The Second World War In 100 Objects and The Gallipoli Experience.