The Second World War lasted for 2,174 days and claimed the lives of over 50 million people. Why did it take the course that it did? Why did the Axis lose? And could they, with a different strategy, have won? Andrew Roberts's acclaimed new history has been hailed as the finest single-volume account of this epic conflict. From the Western front to North Africa, from the Baltic to the Far East, he tells the story of the war - the grand strategy and the individual expereince, the cruelty and the heroism - as never before.
Written by Andrew Roberts