The great war: the second World War: fighting for freedom by Peter Chrisp

Second World War was the largest and the most murderous history conflict. Many countries took part and fighting take place around the world.

More than 55 million people were killed, most of the civilians.

If any war never earned the dubious title of "great war", this is the 2nd World War. It was so enormous a human folly and human endeavour which seems an act of hubris to try to encapsulate its history in a book. But young people have to start somewhere and later history remarkable writer Peter Chrisp, Fighting For Freedom (Scholastic, 2010) elementary and middle students offer insight absorbent and wide, reinforced by a multitude of photographs, including a great many iconic images of that period on the front in the war and the home front.

The Chrisp book indeed offers a snapshot of the war from several angles. Its text is crisp, but informal, providing an overview of many aspects of the war without overwhelming the reader with facts, dates and figures, with emphasis on the human aspects of the conflict. From chapters such as "the gathering storm" and "War measures", the author carefully resumes the story in war I Europe with the rise of Hitler and the precipitating events that started the war with the invasions of the Austria and the Poland.

Other chapters, such as "Blitzkrieg," "The battle of Britain", "The Blitz" and "Front inside Britain" reveal the Chrisp British roots. It focuses on the events and the great war epic moments, deserted the campaign in North Africa, l ' Operation Barbarossa, the Enigma machine, J, and the Holocaust especially, leaving many excellently reproduced illustrations of this very photographed war tell the story of the European campaign on the faces of veterans and HomeFront participantschildren hiding in the London tube for women on the line for the production of the aircraft to the soldiers in the sands of the d-day invasion of Normandy.

The book gives unfortunately neglected shorter for the causes and events of the war of the Pacific, although it does not cover the highlights of this campaign chapters, such as "The island of campaign", "assault on Japan." and "bomb". Chrisp adds a substantial contribution to the understanding of the results of the war in its chapters "End of the war" and "nuremberg." The students come away even a quick reading of this book without a certain awareness of the extent of this conflict and the significant changes that he forged, not least were new technologies and international organizations, whose effects continue to play in the events of the world today.

Although only a glossary and index are added, many maps integrated with the text, graphics and of course, those telling photos, ration book food family from the rubble of Nagasaki testify in a manner that will lead further reading early history enthusiasts.


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