1st Eng., ed., 1985. Xv + 589 pp. D.j., 24 x 15cm. Nr.FINE. Here are the first-hand accounts of the lives of ordinary Americans, at home and abroad, during World War II. Included are some famous records of those who, as enemy and as victims, experienced the bombing of Japan, Russia, Germany, England and France; accounts of those who stayed at home; and those, who at the age of eighteen or nineteen, were thrown into the Far Pacific conflict or confronting the Germans in the last vicious battles of the European campaign. It contains the memories of some of the famous: the admirals, the politicians and the intellectuals and gives, for the first time on record, the accounts of the panic that struck the West Coast on the first nights following Pearl Harbor. Furthermore, there is the full story of the bomb told by the scientists who developed it and the pilot who flew the plane over Nagasaki.