A review of chester wilmots book the struggle for europe

Post B of B we are over run by small unit books. One feels a satisfying sense of the actual ebb and flow of events on the field at important turning points.

I was glad to have read Wilmott first; and some years prior to B of B - as it helped to place the personal narratives in B of B, and other of its ilk, within the wider scope of the west. Smiliar Books of "The Struggle for Europe". Realistically, it is politically impossible to argue for the British strategy, given the preponderant contribution the US made on the western front.

The pattern of post-war Europe, he maintains, was determined during the fighting; he sees the shaping of events through a study of wartime diplomacy and strategy and the impact on wartime policies of the personalities of the statesmen and generals with whom the decisions lay.

Wilmot has a gift, enhanced in the original edition by excellent and detailed maps, for forensic examination of the critical military operations where events hinged on a single engagement or decision; competent narratives with varied and impressive sourcing and ample footnotes.

Detailing all the events and strategies as they seemed at the time as well as with how they appeared shortly after the war. Cancel the membership at any time if not satisfied. The title is a little misleading, since it is only concerned with the preparations for D Day and the progress of the war in Western Europe up to the German surrender, but my goodness, this is how history should be written.

Chester Wilmot pulls it off, surprisingly offering a comprehensive examination of WWII in Europe less than 10 years after the conflict ended. Download as many books as you like.

The Struggle for Europe

The narrative is also a breeze compared with Bradley, Eisenhower, Montgomery et. But that does not discourage Wilmot from sticking to his guns. Register a free 1 month Trial Account. I was probably fifteen when I read it first published in and I was thrilled by how exciting history could be.

His conclusions are sound.

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One of my all time favourites. Andrew - Montpellier, A9, France 5 Sun, 14 Jul A full story of the second world war in Europe from before the start to after the end.

To gain a good understanding of the war, one cannot limit reading to just those books with an American viewpoint.Chester Wilmot’s The Struggle for Europe is the most highly regarded single-volume history of the Second World War in Europe.

First published inthe book has the advantage of the author's extensive interviews with participants from all sides of the conflict, when recollections of 4/5(28). Aug 01,  · Buy a cheap copy of The Struggle for Europe book by Chester Wilmot. Chester Wilmot’s The Struggle for Europe is the most highly regarded single-volume history of the Second World War in Europe.

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A singularly dispassionate objective one volume history of the war in Europe, written by an Australian BBC correspondent, who was himself participant in some of the phases of which he writes. our editors select the one author and one book they.

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