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Best WW2 Books nonfiction. After 1945, the world has witnessed thousands of ww2 books, revelation of the collections of documents, published diaries, trophy military archives, court records (for example, materials of the Nuremberg Trial), analytical works, encyclopedias. These World War Two books represent the work and opinions of people who have been witnesses, participants or victims of the conflict, or works of the professional historians, journalists and writers. The general volume of these ww2 history books with military literature covers from one hundred pages to many volumes, which continue to be translated into dozens of languages, reprinted, updated and criticized for their misjudgments.

Military memoirs represent military commanders and officers of different ranks, ordinary soldiers, victims and witnesses of the occupation. We can single out the people who managed to survive the Holocaust and their memoirs and diaries are of a great interest, as a source of understanding the reverse side of the war, far from the battlefields and the front lines. Good ww2 books were written by the commanders from both AXIS: United Kingdom, USA, France, USSR and German, Italian and Japanese. Winston Churchill, Georgy Zhukov, Charles De Gaulle, Erich von Manstein, Albert Speer, Bernard Montgomery, Haynes Guderian, Dwight Eisenhower, Franz Halder, Walter Warlimont, Omar Bradley, and others.

Best WW2 books gain attention through a detailed study of certain aspects of the Second World War or the entire conflict. These general studies usually operate with hundreds of sources: original documents, transcripts, military memoirs, works of predecessors and summarize known facts. The perception and approval of such WW2 books non fiction largely depend on the credibility of the author, his country of origin. William Shearer, Liddell Garth, Guido Knopp, Joachim Fest, Werner Mather, Lawrence Rees, Anthony Beevor, JP Taylor, Hugh Trevor-Roper, Tim Ripley, Ian Kershaw. Their best WW2 history books are captivated by their knowledge of the topic, the abundance of the actual base, the authority of the sources, the ability to submit historical material competently and captivatingly.

Within my blog you will find detailed reviews of the Second World War non fiction books on a wide variety of aspects, from the diversity of the authors of all the main participating countries, various publishing houses and the series. Each military literature requires an individual approach and I try to ignore any template for the structure of articles. Whether it's military memoirs, diaries, research books or collections of documents, it is important to disassemble the history of writing, the personality, credibility and biography of the authors, the fate of the bestseller after its publication, the relevance in the context of the literature on the Second World War. The abundance of thematic images, illustrations from the books themselves, specially prepared diagrams and diagrams for the material, help to understand the theme of ww2 books more easily and more deeply. Reviews of great WW2 books will be of interest to those who do not have time to get acquainted with a specific study, and those who are in the topic and just want to get additional information, learn interesting facts.
For the last decades, the world saw thousands of different kinds of documentary films about the Second World War. WW2 footage generally differs in quality, the selection of archival cadres, the credibility of specialists involved. A lifetime is not enough to watch them all, but we have enough for the most famous works. WW2 documentaries can be conditionally divided by different criteria, including duration, as not everyone is ready to watch ten hours of military newsreels or interviews with former veterans. Within my WW2 blog you will find thorough analysis of the most recognizable and often cited documentary projects on the theme of the Second World War.

Best WW2 documentaries have been published for decades under the patronage and with the authoritative participation of such media giants as National Geographic, BBC, Discovery, History Channel, ZDF. Historians, journalists, photographers, voice actors, have made titanic work with restoration, competent processing and rethinking of hundreds of thousands of hours of military footage of the Second World War. Kilometers of films from trophy warehouses, personal collections, state archives, museums, ministries, photo shops became a part of fascinating legacy, which allows to attract a wide audience to the topic. WW2 documentaries do not just show us the manned cadres on different topics, but holistic stories, with a story line, off-screen commentaries, interviews with participants and witnesses of the war.

Documentary war movies are usually associated not only with film studios, television channels, but also with well-known personalities, public figures and popularizers of science. We all know historians such as Lawrence Rees, Guido Knopp, Claude Lanzmann, Isabelle Clarke and Daniel Costelle, Michael Clought. They cover a wide range of topics and issues. Full series about all stages and military campaigns. Documentaries about the Holocaust, which received the greatest distribution, since 1990-s. Covers more specific general social topics, such as the home front, mobilization of the civilian population, political organization of the participating countries. Whole cycles of themes World War II Documentary films dedicated to one particular (for example, Hitler, Mussolini, Roosevelt, Rommel, Churchill, Himmler, etc.) personality or some group (for example, the German field marshals, Japanese military cabinet).


Most of the material is accompanied by a convenient Visual infographics that will save you time on important aspects of books and films about the second world war. The layout of the pictures, schemes, diagrams, basic thought, military history.


All the materials I accompany themed illustrations. In the case of documentaries about World War II select frames with the military books-themed pictures or images. All further handling in Photoshop and Lightroom.


Biographies of the authors books and military memoirs, makers of documentaries, the main historical personalities.

People tend to slide into the extremes when it comes to World War II, military Chronicle and military books, sinking to an emotion that has little to do with history and professional approach. Much more important than work impartially as possible sources of military history, evaluate documentaries about World War II and military books, in terms of actual, informative base. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, even if many of those interested in the topic of live in their imaginary world of delusions (Holocaust deniers, apologists for analysis and history of a country, justifying violence, etc.).

So I set a goal to explore the widest possible base of military literature, military chronicles about the second world war, various participating countries, the authors of those works, which over the years became bestselerrami of public interest. Seventy years later, it is important to make the right lessons from the human losses of the second world war, on the basis of the information array of military history, which we now have the opportunity to learn. So much to see and do in the world and ten lives is not enough at all to spend time on the emotional controversy, injury-let's be better studying military history, watch documentaries about the war, read a book about the second world war and memoir.

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I am a philologist and a degree on history don't have. Along with this, with ten years I'm fond of the theme of the second world war and have considerable experience in examining and processing available documentaries about war and military books. In this blog I will be every 2 weeks in detail disassemble documentaries about World War II, as well as the famous present military books, monographs, military memoirs.

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