A History of the Second World War

B. H. Liddell Hart

17 July 2014
992 pages


First published in 1970, the year after his death, Liddell Hart's History of the Second World War is a highly acclaimed account by one of the greatest military writers of the twentieth century. Providing searing insights and drawing on an unparalleled knowledge of tactics and strategy, it is the culmination of a lifetime's analysis and study.

Condensing six bloody years into one volume, Liddell Hart examines the moral and strategic choices made by those in power and the way these decisions affected ordinary soldiers on the ground. With meticulous attention to detail and epic scope, his work is a true classic and indispensable for those seeking to understand this most devastating of conflicts.

It is a work of great length and great learning, illuminated by flashes of insight . . . full of brilliant strategic analysis
A work of art . . . Liddell Hart is not simply a prophet and a critic but a historian of great rank
Unlikely to be surpassed