The Struggle for Europe

The Struggle for Europe

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, 1994, world-war-ii, history, History, Military, War, Nonfiction

Chester Wilmot's The Struggle for Europe is the most highly regarded single-volume history of the Second World War in Europe. The pattern of post-war Europe, he maintains, was determined during the fighting; he sees the shaping of events through a study of wartime diplomacy and strategy and the impact on wartime policies of the personalities of the statesmen and generals with whom the decisions lay.

Title:The Struggle for Europe
ISBN:9781568525259
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  • Badger

    A brilliant book that sparked my lifetime's interest in the history of the Second World War. I was probably fifteen when I read it (first published in 1952) and I was thrilled by how exciting history ...

  • Keith

    More than 60 years ago war correspondent Chester Wilmot wrote this, a book still regarded as among the best one volume treatments of this horrendous conflict. There are certainly details that are pass...

  • William

    Trying to describe WWII in one volume is like trying to pack 10 pounds of substance into a five-pound bag. Chester Wilmot pulls it off, surprisingly offering a comprehensive examination of WWII in Eur...

  • Shaun Appleby

    A reliable, balanced and comprehensive history of Allied military activities in North Europe from D-day to VE Day, Wilmot's engaging and readable account benefits from first-person access to a wide va...

  • Jamie Campbell

    Probably the grand daddy of all such books that followed. Wilmott's maps are first class. His conclusions are sound. The narrative is also a breeze compared with Bradley, Eisenhower, Montgomery et. al...

  • AskHistorians

    A detailed account of the European theater during World War II, starting with the allied preparations for D-Day, subsequent invasion of Normandy, and major battles / strategies of the rest of the war....

  • Andrew Dalgleish

    A full story of the second world war in Europe from before the start to after the end. Detailing all the events and strategies as they seemed at the time as well as with how they appeared shortly afte...

  • Geoffrey Macharia

    One of the best books I have ever read, Its narration of military history is perfect. It is both intriguing as well as entertaining. It is forthright and well-researched. It is in a league of one....

  • Michael

    A must-read if you want to understand WWII in Europe...

  • SerjeantWildgoose

    This book is essential reading for any serious student of modern war and for anyone hoping to understand the strategic nuances of the Anglo-American alliance's war against Germany and the laying of th...