World War II was a world-wide military confrontation which was fought between the Allied Powers, led by Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and the United States, on one side, and the Axis Powers led by Germany, Italy, and Japan on the other, from 1939 to 1945. The Second World War was the largest and deadliest war in the history of mankind as more than 55 million people died and disappeared. It broke out on September 1, 1939, when Germany invaded Poland to recover the strip of land, which had been taken away from her by the Treaty of Versailles, in order to reattach East Prussia to the rest of Germany. This global military conflict finally ended in August 1945 with the dropping of two atomic bombs on two Japanese cities.
It reproduces pictures such as a full color photo of a German soldier being comforted by his comrades after his arm was shot off, showing his arm laying on the ground next to him and showing the dazed expression on his face. If you are not too squeamish to look at that, then you may have the stomach for this book. Many pictures of Nazi atrocities are included as well as pictures of amputee refugee children. There are many other types of photos too, such as typical battle scene shots and pictures of the home front. However, for the most part, this book is unvarnished.
We have seen many war pictures showing battle scenes. We have also seen pictures of the wounded in a somewhat unrevealing manner.
This book does not hold back. If you want to see the horrors of war, buy this book but be prepared to be troubled after looking through it and if you have nightmares afterwards, don't say you were not forewarned.