Author(s): Julian Thompson
Published to celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day, Victory in Europe grippingly recounts the storming and taking of Hitler's "Fortress Europe" by the Allies during the final eleven months of the Second World War.
History comes to life in this compelling account of the final 11 months of World War II, written by a leading military historian. From the long-awaited opening of the second front in the West on D-Day, 6 June 1944, to the final surrender of Germany on 8 May 1945, the Allied armies in northwest Europe under the supreme command of Eisenhower fought a grueling series of battles against Axis forces desperate to defend their homeland from destruction. Victory in Europe follows the relentless progress of the epic war in the European Theatre of Operations, and focuses on the world-famous engagements such as Operation Market-Garden, the Battle of the Bulge, the Bridge at Remagen, the bombing of Dresden and other German cities, the discovery of the concentration camps, the US linkup with the Red Army on the Elbe, the fall of Berlin, the German surrender, and VE Day itself. Military buffs can examine images including maps, diaries, letters, sketches, secret memos and reports, and posters, from the Imperial War Museum and other collections in Northern Europe and America.