A new edition of this unique global account of the Second World War in all its brutal intensityEvoking the sheer, epic scale of combat and its appalling impact across the globe, this is a unique telling of the Second World War in all its brutal intensity. Digital maps and timelines cover every major campaign and phase of the war highlighting the strategic problems, critical moments, decisions and military actions that decided its outcome. Eyewitness accounts from civilians and soldiers paint a vivid picture of wartime life, covering both crucial battles and daily life under siege or aerial bombardment. This new edition includes a Second World War visitors guide to the hundreds of battlefields, war cemeteries, museums and memorials to the fallen in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Pacific. Ideal for all the family, this is an essential chronicle of the War that defined the modern world.