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The World in Flames: A World War II Sourcebook


  • Coetzee, Frans
  • Shevin-Coetzee, Marilyn


An edited volume of primary sources from the Second World War, The World in Flames: A World War II Sourcebook is the first of its kind to provide an ambitious and wide-ranging survey of the war in a convenient and comprehensive package. Conveying the sheer scale and reach of the conflict, the book's twelve chapters include sufficient narrative and analysis to enable students to grasp both the war's broad outlines and the context and significance of each particular source. Beginning with the growing disenchantment over the World War I peace settlements and the determination of German, Italian, and Japanese leaders to revise the situation, the book traces the descent into open, armed conflict. It covers the spectacular early successes of the Germans and Japanese, the pivotal campaigns of 1942, and the Allied effort during the remaining three years to destroy the Axis' capacity to wage war. Drawing examples from a wide range of documents, the text also includes visual sources: propaganda posters, photos, and cartoons.

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  • Coetzee, Frans & Shevin-Coetzee, Marilyn, 2012. "The World in Flames: A World War II Sourcebook," OUP Catalogue, Oxford University Press, number 9780195174427.
  • Handle: RePEc:oxp:obooks:9780195174427

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