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Terry Charman is the Senior Historian at the Imperial War Museum, where he has worked
since 1974. He is a frequent lecturer on the First and Second World Wars and has
contributed to magazines and journals on a range of subjects. He has also worked as a
consultant for a wide range of publications and has appeared on and been associated with
numerous documentaries, television and radio programmes and films, including Foyle's
War and Schindler's List. He is the author of The German Home Front 1939-1945.
A day by day, blow by blow account of the outbreak of World War Two. The way the book is set out with short paragraphs recording events as they took place across the world day by day, the feeling of tension and unease builds and builds. Illustrated throughout with photographs this is a fascinating document of the events of 1939. The book’s publication coincides with an exhibition at the Imperial War Museum recording this incredible year.
11:15 am, 3 September 1939. Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain confirms the nation's fears by announcing that Britain is at war with Germany. Outbreak is the definitive history of the build-up to, outbreak and first few months of the Second World War. Drawing on the Imperial War Museum's extensive archives, this book features the personal stories of real men and women who lived through the startling events of that year, as well as those who were actively involved in the political negotiations and their aftermath. Featuring numerous photographs and the voices of key players, as well as contributions from well-known figures who were directly affected by the build up to war, Outbreak is a gripping record of an extraordinary year in British history.
A history of how Hitler transformed the Nazi party from a small right-wing political movement into the formidable regime that dominated Germany from 1933 until 1945. The author also illuminates other personalities such as Dr Goebbels and Goering.