Even today Europe goes through an almost unprecedented era of harmony.
By contrasting the endgame strategies after the two World Wars, Davies shows that
cooperation among countries is the best way to keep wars from occurring.
As every historian knows, cha
In the aftermath of World War I, Germany had to pay reparations for damage done to
One example of this is that the Great Powers demanded that Germany take the blame of
the war (which she did not start).
This injustice incensed the German
Their estimates would be slightly off- the entire Western Front was worth a shockingly
low 16.5 million man-months.
In fact, most of the action by the West was strategic bombing by airplane over Axis
However, to be fair, the West did draw
One thing history books always mention is something along the lines of the U.S military
industry simply produced more war goods than the Germans could handle and so won the
This certainly helps to put the economic costs of Germanys defeat in a simple
In 1228, the Sixth Crusade occurred, and Emperor Frederick II managed to obtain
Jerusalem for ten years through negotiation.
During the Seventh Crusade, Louis IX organized attack.
Louis attacked Egypt, and started winning against Egyptian forces.
The most frequent type of battles were sieges.
Castles and fortresses were built so that they could be easily defended when their
However, many times, the invading army just had to place a blockade on their enemys
fort, and wait until the
I. Objective view
Constantly criticized Western govts and the soviet union just as much as Nazi
Very surprising- most of the battles took place in the Soviet Union
Most of the western war effort was strategic bombing
Astonished by acts by the soviet union
It was a common scenario for an English knight to be defending a fortress against the
French during the Middle Ages in Europe.
There goes another tower and about a thousand lives you think as the French blow up part
of your lords castle with cannonballs.
A French peasant girl, Joan of Arc managed to convince the French to allow her to help
lift a siege by the English on the city of Orleans.
After this, the French army was inspired, and they continued the war with more effort.
By 1453, the French drove out
One reason why World War II is so highly esteemed is because it dispels many
long-standing myths about the war.
For example, after reading this book, I realized many of the things I thought I knew
about the war were wrong.
One instance of this is that I t