A People's History of World War II: The World's Most by Marc Favreau

By Marc Favreau

The main harmful warfare in human background, international conflict II keeps to generate an astonishingly wealthy trove of old fabric, writings, and first-person reminiscences, that are necessary to any appreciation of this such a lot pivotal of ancient events.

A People's heritage of global struggle II brings the complete variety of human event in the course of global struggle II to existence via the most vibrant bills and pictures to be had anyplace. This concise and available quantity contains first-person interviews by way of Studs Terkel; infrequent archival images from the place of work of struggle info assortment; propaganda comics from Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss); narratives of wartime reports from writers together with historian Howard Zinn, civil rights activist Robert L. Carter, and celebrated French writer Marguerite Duras; and choices from the writings of a few of the world’s major historians of the struggle, together with John Dower, Philippe Burrin, David Wyman, and Eric Hobsbawm.

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V Corps fire on German positions in the Hurtgen Forest in late November 1944. During the fierce six-week struggle for the woodland, the Americans suffered 31,500 killed, wounded, or captured and lost another 5,000 to battle fatigue and illness. German territory. To the southeast, the French First Army of the Sixth Army Group had liberated Strasbourg on November 23 but could go no farther. Patton had made little progress toward the Saar, and the British armies in the northwest were still trying to clear the Netherlands.

FIRST I CANAOIAN I An Avalanche from the Eaii Gulf of Riga SWEDEN # W«a Zap** fl/U77C SEA 00 km on the Vistula River: at Baranow, the First Ukrainian Front of Marshal Ivan 8. Konev; and at fay Pulawy and Magnuszew, by Marshal Georgy K. zhukov s First Belorusslan Front To the north, the Second and Third Belorussian fronts launched supporting attacks to trap General Hans Reinhardt's Army Group Center in East Prussia. Soviet fronts in the Baltics had already isolated Army Group North on the Courland peninsula.

Patton had made little progress toward the Saar, and the British armies in the northwest were still trying to clear the Netherlands. In addition, Hitler had begun firing his new V-l flying bombs on Antwerp. " The Allies, for their part, had absorbed a bitter lesson regarding the defensive abilities of the German army. Now, in what they so recently had hoped would be the final year of the conflict, the Allies would receive yet — — 33 another painful lesson about the offensive strength of the Wehrmacht.

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