Decisive Campaigns of the Second World War
Edited by John Gooch
Routledge – 1990 – 208 pages
Success or defeat in the Second World War turned less on winning or losing battles than on winning or losing campaigns. This volume reassesses the importance of seven major campaigns for the outcome of the war. The authors examine a wide range of factors which influence success or failure including strategic planning, logistics, combat performance, command and military intelligence. This book represents a novel contribution to the study of the Second World War.
This is an enjoyable and elegant book which should provoke much debate. John Childs, University of Leeds