The Second World War

Warfare and Politics
The deepest division to have occurred in the history of the 20th Century was undoubtedly the Second World War. The aggression of Germany and its allies Italy and Japan compelled the remaining powers to enter into an »unnatural alliance« despite their conflicting interests.

Rather than giving a detailed account of military campaigns in Europe, Africa and Asia, Lothar Gruchmann focuses on that central underlying dilemma – hegemony or the balance of power – and explores the political background and its effect on military events, as well as examining the consequences for the post war order.


dtv Sachbuch
560 pages, ISBN 978-3-423-34172-1
11. Auflage, März 2005
Rights sold: Romania