11 August 2019
If you’re a fan of stats then this large format examination of WWII through the use of infographics is going to be a treat
Author: Lopez, Aubin, Bernard, Guillerat.
Reviewed by: Duncan Evans
If you’re a fan of stats then this large format examination of WWII through the use of infographics is going to be a treat. It tells the story of WWII through politics, economics, military capability, battles and campaigns and the end of the Reich and the consequences. It’s all encompassing, from the economic impact of neutral countries to the Nazi concentration camps and the atomic bomb. Favourites such as D-Day are told through the medium of graphics and text. There aren’t any photos, this is a masterpiece of illustrative endeavour, showing maps, charts and graphics for every subject tackled.
You could read it sequentially or just dive in and look at topics of interest. It’s absolutely rammed with information which, and this is the only criticism, means that some of it is hard to read because there’s so much, even if it is in graphics form. Still, it’s a fantastic achievement and a must-have addition to any WWII enthusiast’s bookshelf.
• Thames & Hudson
• ISBN 978-0-5000-2292-4
• 196 page • Hardback • £29.95
As reviewed in The Armourer September 2019
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