Trace the epic history of World War II around the globe with more than 100 detailed maps. In this stunning visual history book, custom maps tell the story of World War II from the rise of the Axis powers to the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Each map is rich with detail and graphics, helping you chart the progress of key events of World War II by land, sea, and air, such as the Dunkirk evacuation, the attack on Pearl Harbor, the D-Day landings, and the siege of Stalingrad. As well as custom maps, historic maps from both Allied and Axis countries offer unique insights into the events. Timelines help you follow the story as it unfolds, while narrative overviews explain the social, economic, political, and technical developments at the time. Fascinating, large-scale pictures introduce topics such as the Holocaust, blitzkrieg, kamikaze warfare, and code-breaking. Written by a team of historians headed by Richard Overy, World War II Map by Map examines how the deadliest conflict in history changed the face of our world. It's perfect for students, general readers, and military history enthusiasts.