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The Routledge Atlas of the Second World War

The Routledge Atlas of the Second World War

In The Routledge Atlas of the Second World War, Martin Gilbert graphically charts the war’s political, military, economic and social history through 257 illuminating maps. The atlas covers all the major events from the German invasion of Poland in September 1939 to the defeat of Japan in August 1945.

Focusing on the human – and inhuman – aspects of the war, The Routledge Atlas of the Second World War includes examination of:

  • military, naval and air campaigns on all the war fronts
  • the war on land, at sea and in the air
  • the economic and social aspects of the war
  • the global nature of the war, in armed combat and in suffering
  • the impact of the war on civilians, both under occupation, and as deportees and refugees
  • the aftermath of the war: post-war political and national boundaries; war graves; and the human cost of the war on every continent.

Introduction to the First Edition

Section One — From the German Invasion of Poland to the Fall of France

Section Two — Britain Alone and its Allies

Section Three — The Soviet Union Becomes an Allied Power

Section Four — Japan and the United States Enter the War

Section Five — The Unrelenting Struggle, 1942 and Beyond

Section Six — The Unarmed and the Civilians

Section Seven — Total War

Section Eight — Year of Decision: 1944

Section Nine — The Defeat of Germany

Section Ten — The Defeat of Japan

Section Eleven — Global War



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