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All Hell Let Loose: The World at War 1939-1945

All Hell Let Loose: The World at War 1939-1945
Item# 9780007431205

Product Description

Publisher: Harper Collins UK

Author: Max Hastings

In this seminal book, Hastings stresses that it is impossible to compare the suffering of people during WWII - it would have seemed monstrous to a British soldier facing a mortar barrage, with his comrades dying around him, to be told that Russian casualties were many times greater. However, there were some aspects of wartime experience that were virtually universal: fear and grief; the conscription of young men and women for new lives remote from their choice, and mass migration. ALL HELL LET LOOSE charts these experiences, along with the numerous battles on land, at sea and in the air, all over the world, that form the greatest event in human history. (pb)