New ed., 1994. 316 pp., cold., + b&w photo-ills., + ills. D.j., 37 x 27cm. 1 small punch-hole affecting prelims & map but no loss; o/w FINE. This was the most profusely illustrated book to be published on World War II and it chronicles the military history of that terrible war. Full colour maps chart the manoeuvres of vast armies from the steppes of Russia to the jungles of Burma, from the beaches of France to the desert sands of Libya. The text is supplemented by special features explaining the weapons and tactics which moulded the outcome of each campaign. A chronology charts the whole course of the war and provides a fascinating comparison of its progress in all the different theatres. It plots the rapidly changing fortunes of each nation and alliance, giving a clear overview of a world in turmoil.