1st ed., 1989. Xiv + 541 pp., + 37 pp., photo-plates + 37 maps. D.j., 24 x 15cm. FINE. This comprehensive, multi-layered volume offers concise and balanced analyses of the components that shaped the world's greatest conflict between 1939-45. In an accessible style and format, the authors present the action and events, politics and economics, men and machines, plans and accidents of global warfare. Fully cross-referenced the Dictionary enables the reader to grasp broad strategic and geopolitical issues, to understand events and personalities in that context, and to pursue detailed study of background or technical information. Maps and chronologies provide further reference frameworks, and the Dictionary brings a clear perspective to an enormously complex subject.