W. H. Smith ed., 1985. 224 pp., numerous photo-ills., + some cold., photo-plates. D.j., 30 x 21cm. Small, light stain to fore-edge o/w Nr.FINE. For the first time a complete record of the personalities who fought and directed World war II has been prepared in an illustrated format. Every war leader from Churchill and Roosevelt to Hitler and Stalin has been dealt with in long biographical sketches as well as the leading generals and admirals. Men from behind-the-scenes like Beria, Harriman, Beaverbrook and Ciano are also included. This is a complete biographical dictionary of every military and political figure who played an important role in the greatest war ever fought. With over 500 entries and 100,000 words of authoritative text compiled by the editor, this book is a unique contribution to the history of this epic conflict.