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The classic book of the classic TV series about the Second World War.

The story of WWII told in a simple, bold and highly readable way. It illuminates each of the main theatres individually, so that the complex development of the various campaigns can be esily followed. Making use of original documents as well as first-hand interviews, this is a history which is both authoritative and intensely vivid.


The World at War will satisfy historians, participants and a new generation which would like a readable and factual account of how it happened and what happened.

Sunday Times

A first-rate piece of work which can be commended to anyone who wants to aquire a rapid and accurate grasp of what happened.

Glasgow Herald

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Formats & editions

  • Trade Paperback


    February 1, 2001


    368 pages

    RRP $54.99

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