2008, 1st edition; Metro Books publishers, New York; "From the attack on Poland to the surrender of Japan"; hardcover with ivory pictoral boards and gold lettering on spine; full of wonderful black and white and color photos; very good condition, appears unread; dust jacket good with small cuts on backside (not bad), see pics.
"The great commanders of World War II - the leaders who influenced the battles".
This heavily illustraed volume examines in detail, with insightful comment, the important commanders of all arms of service and incorporates all the major belligerent nations during World War II.
A comprehensive introduction provides an overview of the ranks of the period, the structure of the armed forces, how commanders were trained and selected for leadership, and how promotions (even demotions) were carried out, in the field and by other means. It also looks at who controlled the armed forces and how political leaders interfaced with the military during the war...