Author(s): Julian Thompson; Allan R. Millett
See the history of World War II in an entirely new light through 100 carefully chosen items, from the public to the deeply, poignantly personal.
Selected by two specialists in military history, the objects in this book offer a unique perspective on the Second World War. Ranging from iconic items like the British Spitfire, the Purple Heart, and Hitler's mountain retreat, to personal treasures that tell the moving stories of individuals, to official documents, medals, and badges, they all help trace the history of the conflict. Organized chronologically, each one is accompanied by a brief description that highlights the article's significance.