In cities, jungles,deserts-in Europe, Africa, the Pacific- the finest book on our biggest war since "The Longeest Day."
WWII is a summing up, a back at the pain and hunor, the adventure and the bordom, the deep experience that was the Second World War.
IT IS THE BOOK THAT FUTURE HISTORIANS MAY WELL READ AS THE SINGLE VOLUME THAT MOST REVEALS THE ESSENCE OF THAT WAR.
The text is brilliantly illuminated with some of the finest combat art to come out of that savage conflict -created by soldiers in the field, and such noted artists as Howard Brodie, Tom Lea, Bill Mauldin and George Baker.
As a budding WWII buff, I was really glad to have found and read this book-it was fascinating. Written in 1975 by James Jones who was himself a WWII veteran,it combines artwork from soldiers in the field as well as noted artists such as Howard Brodie,Tom Lea, Bill Maldlin, and George Baker. The narrative is annotated with the corresponding illustrations throughout the book. And to think I would never have found this book without PBS!