TIME LIFE World War II in 500 Photographs

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TIME LIFE World War II in 500 Photographs

Time Life's World War ll in 500 Pictures chronicles one of the most important and life-altering events of the 20th century. The book is a thorough survey of the war and the people touched by it. Original photos bring the time period to life. Sadly, those who were actually there are becoming fewer in number. This, combined with a general apathy towards history in general, has left generations with no real knowledge of this war.

Short descriptions and stunning pictures in this book are just the thing to instill some perspective in the non-history buff. There are so many personal stories from this war that can't be told in a book like this. However, Time Life does capture a few, while giving the facts and bringing the triumphs and horrors of World War ll to a new generation of readers.

The photos from D-Day are particularly fascinating while the photos of Pearl Harbor, Dachau and Hiroshima are chilling. I liked this book very much and had my children look at it with me. It’s a timely reminder of the sacrifice and destruction of war.

Pictures can often say more than any words. Time Life brings World War ll alive in this pictorial history of one the most influential times in history. Words and photos illustrate key battles, profile the people involved and bring a personal touch to a war that changed the world.

Book Blurb for TIME LIFE World War II in 500 Photographs

Time-Life Books' World War II in 500 Photographs brings the war to life today, in its most compelling moments and images. In this enthralling, illustrated, original volume, Time-Life Books explores the greatest conflict in the history of the planet. Here are the great battles and the great generals, the essential weapons and the tactics that made the years between 1939 and 1945 the most memorable in history. The visuals encompass Morocco to Malaysia, Berlin to Iwo Jima.

With 500 dazzling photos--including rare color photos--this book succinctly and powerfully tells the full story of the war. History comes alive, thanks to scores of historic photos, first-hand accounts from a host of fronts, images of artifacts, and compelling maps and charts that clarify the politics of this vast war that shaped our modern world. Here is World War II as you've never seen it--and as you'll never forget it.

Night Owl Reviews Jun, 2014 4.00