50 Things You Should Know About the Second World War is the perfect introduction to a tragic chapter in world history. The perfect introduction to the Second World War, this book breaks down six years of conflict into 50 manageable facts. Each year of the war is introduced with a timeline featuring the key events and a map showing where the fighting took place and which countries were involved. All the major events and battles are covered as well as entries on the home front, weapons and the cost of war giving a comprehensive and international introduction. Events are recounted in succinct and easy-to-understand text while photographs bring the past vividly to life and fact panels provide facinating snippets of extra information.