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The Storm of War - A New History of the Second World War

Andrew Roberts

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Genres:

History

Description:

The Second World War lasted for 2,174 days, cost $1.5 trillion, and claimed the lives of more than 50 million people. What were the factors that affected the war's outcome? Why did the Axis lose? And could they, with a different strategy, have won? Andrew Roberts's acclaimed new history has been hailed as the finest single-volume account of this epic conflict. From the western front to North Africa, from the Baltic to the Far East, he tells the story of the war-the grand strategy and the individual experience, the cruelty and the heroism-as never before. In researching this magnificently vivid history, Roberts walked many of the key battlefields and wartimes sites in Russia, France, Italy, Germany, and the Far East, and drew on a number of never-before-published documents, such as a letter from Hitler's director of military operations explaining the reasoning behind the Führer's order to halt the Panzers outside Dunkirk-a delay that enabled British forces to evacuate. Roberts illuminates the principal actors on both sides and analyzes how they reached critical decisions. He also presents the tales of many little-known individuals whose experiences form a panoply of the extraordinary courage and self-sacrifice, as well as the terrible depravity and cruelty, of the Second World War. Meticulously researched and masterfully written, The Storm of War gives a dramatic account of this momentous event and shows in remarkable detail why the war took the course it did.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Christian Rodska

Length:

28h 31m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

29:46


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

01:32:43


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

01:48:58


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

01:33:01


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

48:33


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

02:21:08


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

01:28:53


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

01:32:25


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

01:27:11


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

01:39:05


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

01:31:01


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

01:24:24


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

01:30:43


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

56:38


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

01:23:16


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

01:25:37


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

01:22:03


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

02:07:23


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

41:02


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

01:27:37


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

00:21