"Somewhere in France With You:" "Inferno: 2 of 2: The World at War, 1939-1945" Hardcover – Deckle Edge, by Max Hastings

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(Photo:IWM caption : THE BRITISH ARMY IN THE NORMANDY CAMPAIGN 1944. Sherman tanks carrying infantry wait for the order to advance at the start of Operation 'Goodwood'.

Laing (Sgt), No 5 Army Film & Photographic Unit - This is photograph B 7510 from the collections of the Imperial War Museums (collection no. 4700-29)

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"Somewhere in France With You:" "Inferno: 2 of 2: The World at War, 1939-1945" Hardcover – Deckle Edge, by Max Hastings


Hastings also illuminates some of the darker and less explored regions under the war’s penumbra, including the conflict between the Soviet Union and Finland, during which the Finns fiercely and surprisingly resisted Stalin’s invading Red Army; and the Bengal famine in 1943 and 1944, when at least one million people died in what turned out to be, in Nehru’s words, “the final epitaph of British rule” in India. 

Remarkably informed and wide-ranging, Inferno is both elegantly written and cogently argued. Above all, it is a new and essential understanding of one of the greatest and bloodiest events of the twentieth century.