World War II cost the lives of more than 50 million people, find out what it was like to experience - and survive - such an extraordinary time. In association with the Imperial War Museum, this powerful book and DVD combine incredible images with dramatic eyewitness accounts of the people who were alive during World War II to bring to life this monumental time. Read the stories of fear, courage and hope of the soldiers fighting on land, at sea, and in the air and the civilians on the home front. Learn about the build-up to war and how the conflict has shaped the modern world. Remarkable film footage on the accompanying DVD brings the stories to life and maps, charts, and timelines provide instant information on the course of events.
Reg Grant is a history writer who has published more than twenty books, many of them dealing with aspects of military conflict. He was a major contributor to the ITV Visual History of the Twentieth Century. He is also the author of Flight: 100 Years of Aviation, published by DK in association with the Smithsonian Institution (2002).