1st ed., 1989. 447 pp., numerous photo-ill., ills., maps & plans. D.j., 30 x 24cm. Small bump to top edge & corners o/w Nr.FINE. This is the ultimate reference book on the Second World War. With over 3,000 entries, it provides unrivalled and comprehensive coverage of every conceivable aspect of the war that changed the world ' battles, campaigns, strategies, personalities, arms and equipment, codewords and propaganda. Detailed biographical entries chart and analyse the roles they played and a wealth of data is supplied on every significant weapon. Over 400 contemporary photographs, many previously unpublished, support the narrative, along with over 100 specially commissioned detailed technical drawings and diagrams, and over 60 detailed maps.