copyright 1945; Universal Book and Bible House publishers, Philadelphia; including "War Photographs; Official Records; Maps"; larger, heavy hardbound in blue boards; very good condition with unmarked pages/minimal ageing; boards very good with gilt lettering and decor; back board is a little scuffed; no dust jacket.
History of World War II, 1945, by Francis Miller, along with a board of historical and military authorities. Contains many war photos, official records and maps.
102 chapters and a separate chronology of the war and replica of the surrender documents signed aboard the U.SS Missouri by both the Japanese and General MacArthur, and Chronology of the War; Color Frontispiece (Iwo Jima), Illustrated with 128 black and white war photos and maps.
Miller's epic history of the War written shortly after its end, including brief statements by Eisenhower, MacArthur, the Sec'y of the Navy, the Commandant of the Marine Corps, Admiral Nimitz, the Sec'y of War, and British Ambassador to the US Lord Halifax, as well as an official statement on "What We Fought For in World War II" by FDR.
Prepared with a board of 200 historical and military authorities from more than 30 nations. This book was a work in progress throughout the war, through the organization of a staff of experts, specialists and analysts under the direction of a historian-general. Official communiques from all over the world were analyzed each day. As each event was officially confirmed, it was transcribed into historical narrative for this book.