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Title World War II in numbers : an infographic guide to the conflict, its conduct, and its casualties / Peter Doyle.
Author Doyle, Peter, 1960-
Publication Richmond Hill, Ontario : Firefly Books Ltd., 2013.
Copyright date ©2013
Description 223 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 23 cm
Call # 940.53 D
Note Author from cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preparation For War. Populations and Powers -- Military Strengths of the Allies -- Military Strengths of the Axis -- Fleets of Major World Powers -- Soviet Forces in Europe -- Japan and the Second Sino-Japanese War -- Building the US Army -- Lend-Lease -- Munitions Production of the Main Powers -- Operation Bolero -- Waffen SS: Foreign Volunteers and Conscripts -- Land Campaigns. The Invasion of Poland -- The Battle of France -- Dunkirk: Operation Dynamo -- The Battle of Crete -- The Conquest of Malaya -- Operation Barborossa -- Hitler's Allies on the Eastern Front -- Tank Strengths: Western Desert -- The Second Battle of El Alamein -- Stalingrad: The Doomed 6th Army -- The Invasion of Italy -- Monte Cassino: Polish War Crosses -- The Battle of Kursk: Operation Citadel -- The Raid on Dieppe -- Normandy: Balance of Forces -- D-Day: Casualties and Strong Points -- The Polish Home Army -- Operation Market Garden -- The Battle of the Bulge -- The Battle of Kohima -- Island-Hopping in the Pacific -- Top Ten Costliest Battles in the Two World Wars -- Weapons and Innovations. Aircraft in the Battle of Britain -- Allied and Axis Rifles -- Hitler's Battleships -- Panzers -- Artillery -- Special Operations Executive -- Hobart's Funnies -- Panzerfaust -- Anti-tank Guns -- The V-1 Flying Bomb -- Carrier Fighter Aircraft in the Pacific War -- Allied Landing Craft -- German Operational Jet Aircraft -- Kamikaze -- "Fat Man" and "Little Boy": Atomic Bombs -- In the Air. The Battle of Britain -- The Blitz -- The Doolittle Raid -- The Bombing of Malta -- The Bombing of Germany -- US Bombing of Japanese Mainland -- Top Five Air Aces in the Two World Wars -- At Sea. Mers-el-Kebir -- The Battle of Taranto -- Pearl Harbor -- The Battle of the Atlantic -- Convoy PQ17: Losses -- Submarine Losses -- The Battle of Midway -- Hunting the Bismarck -- Costs. Prisoners of War -- Battle Wounds and Sickness -- : Casualties -- The Volkssturm -- The Polish Ghettos -- The Holocaust.
Summary "A different way to understand the magnitude of World War II." Countless books exist about the Second World War and in those can be found all of the statistics to be had: numbers killed, bombs dropped, battles won and lost, ad infinitum. But to see these numbers as infographics gives the reader a fresh perspective on the war. "World War II in Numbers" uses color graphics and succinct text to tell the key stories of the battles that engulfed the globe and affected virtually everyone alive during the 1940s. To see the war set out in numbers tells the story with a new certainty: how the Polish Home Army carried out more than 700,000 acts of sabotage, the large number of Japanese lost in the Pacific War, how Allied tanks stood up to the armor-piercing power of the Panzerfaust, the damage the Kamikaze inflicted on Allied ships during the Okinawa Campaign, the number of unexploded bombs reported on the island of Malta, that in 1944 alone 914,637 tons of bombs were dropped on German cities, by how much the Allied forces outnumbered the Germans in Normandy, how the ten costliest land battles in WWII compare with those of WWI.
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Statistics.
World War, 1939-1945.
Alt Title World War 2 in numbers
World War Two in numbers
ISBN 9781770851955 (bound) :
177085195X (bound)

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