"[John Keegan] has a remarkable capacity to appreciate both the political context of the war and its immediate meaning for those caught in the heat of battle... Lucid, informed and authoritative" (Sunday Times
"In this magnificently illustrated volume, our most original military historian gives the whys and wherefores of war as well as the blood and guts." (Mail on Sunday
"John Keegan's history of World War II stands above the competition" (Preview
"A graceful writer as well as a knowledgeable student of martial history, [Keegan] enlivens his chronicle with wry wit... An informed and informative accounting of a horrific war" (Kirkus Reviews
An outstanding history of the Second World War by one of our most distinguished historians.