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The most evocative collection of World War II photographs ever published. Selected by Time Life editors from thousands of images from museums and collections around the world, these photographs tell the haunting story of the war's heroes and horrors. Famous images from LIFE magazine are juxtaposed with rare photographs to give us a unique glimpse of war through the eyes of soldiers and civilians caught up in the most destructive conflict of all time. The editors have assembled over 280 gripping images into 25 chronological photo essays. Here, the most cataclysmic events of the war, from the Battle of Britain and the attack on Pearl Harbor to D-Day and the fall of the Third Reich, are defined by some of the most dramatic photographs of the 20th century.
- 280 famous photographs from LIFE magazine
- 25 photo essays capture the drama and pathos of the cataclysmic events that shook the world-including Blitzkrieg, Battle of Britain, Siege of Russia, War in the Desert, Island Fighting, Air War, D-Day, and Road to Tokyo
- Authoritative text explores the stories behind the great photos-how combat photographers worked under fire to capture images that stirred people around the world and became icons of the 20th century
- A revealing portrait gallery of the war leaders who held the destiny of the world in their hands-Hitler, Churchill, FDR, Stalin, Mussolini, and Hirohito