World War II Chronicle : World War II was total war, brutal and merciless. From its germination in the aftermath of World War I to the final, apocalyptic destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, it had no precedent in history. Death came to tens of millions - soldiers and civilians alike. Europe's Jews suffered particular agonies. New technologies brought pinpoint artillery, enormous aircraft carriers, long-range bombers, mobile armor, fighter planes, dive-bombers, and submarines. By war's end in 1945, the combatants had introduced fighter jets, super-artillery, the kamikaze, guided missiles, and the atomic bomb. Hardly a person anywhere on the globe remained unaffected. With more than 1,000 vivid images and lively, authoritative text, World War II Chronicle recounts the greatest conflict the world has ever seen.
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