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The Resource The atlas of special operations of World War II, by Alexander Swanston

The atlas of special operations of World War II, by Alexander Swanston

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The atlas of special operations of World War II
Title
The atlas of special operations of World War II
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by Alexander Swanston
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Language
eng
Summary
"As author Alex Swanston explains in his introduction, "World War II was a truly global conflict, involving almost all nations in the struggle to stop the spread of totalitarianism. This meant that battles were fought in all climates and on all sorts of terrain. Technology had also progressed, meaning that war could be fought under the surface of the sea or in the air 40,000 feet above. This unique scenario involving all aspects of the military meant that specialist units bloomed, using the rough ground or unique setting to their advantage." The Atlas of Special Operations of World War II covers special operations from all parts of the armed forces of the Second World War. From early Fallschirmjäger raids to capture strategic targets to the massed airdrops of Operation Market Garden, from the low-level raids of the Dam Busters to small-scale Commando raids along the Norwegian coast, it covers the formation of specific units, explains why and how they were employed, and details the outcomes of their actions and how these operations affected the wider war. The raids, carried out by select and specially trained men and women of the Allied and Axis forces, are covered from the deserts of North Africa and the cold Balkan Mountains to the deep jungle of Burma and the vast openness of the Pacific Ocean. Featuring eighty photographs and more than one hundred maps detailing the operations, The Atlas of Special Operations of World War II is perfect for anyone who wants to see how the war was really fought-and won! "--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
Characteristic
atlas
Dewey number
940.540022/3
Index
index present
LC call number
G1038
LC item number
.S8 2014
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Label
The atlas of special operations of World War II, by Alexander Swanston
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Publication
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  • "Copyright © 2014 by Alexander Swanston."
  • Includes index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
cartographic image
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cri
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn874803645
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First North American edition.
Extent
1 atlas (180 pages)
Isbn
9781628737233
Lccn
2014011533
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps
Physical medium
paper
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not applicable
Production reproduction details
other
Specific material designation
atlas
System control number
(OCoLC)874803645
Type of reproduction
not applicable
Label
The atlas of special operations of World War II, by Alexander Swanston
Publication
Note
  • Relief shown by shading and gradient tints on some maps
  • "Copyright © 2014 by Alexander Swanston."
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
http://bibfra.me/vocab/marc/cartographicMathematicalDataScaleStatement
  • a
  • Scales differ.
Color
multicolored
Content category
cartographic image
Content type code
cri
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn874803645
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First North American edition.
Extent
1 atlas (180 pages)
Isbn
9781628737233
Lccn
2014011533
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps
Physical medium
paper
Positive negative aspect
not applicable
Production reproduction details
other
Specific material designation
atlas
System control number
(OCoLC)874803645
Type of reproduction
not applicable

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