Normandy, Bastogne, Dunkirk, Anzio … Pearl Harbor, Bataan, Guadalcanal, Hiroshima … names that resonate through the hallowed history of World War II. Follow in the footsteps of history with The 25 Essential World War II Sites: European Theater and The 25 Best WWII Sites: Pacific Theater, the world’s first—and only—comprehensive travel guides to the European Theater in WWII.
Inside these two volumes, you’ll find the ultimate travelers’ guide to battlefields, museums, and monuments, along with:
For the casual traveler or the dedicated WWII history buff, The 25 Essential World War II Sites: European Theater and The 25 Best WWII Sites: Pacific Theater are essential parts of any trip to Europe or Asia-Pacific. Meticulous research makes it easy getting to hard-to-find sites, leaving plenty of time to enjoy the fabled attractions of some of the most beautiful and vibrant cities and countries in the world.
Note: The 25 Essential World War II Sites: European Theater was originally published under the title The 25 Best World War II Sites: European Theater. An updated second edition swapped the word “Essential” for “Best.” With the exception of updated material on sites and attractions (including new photographs), the books are identical. The “Essential” second edition is the more recent and widely available version.
“Should be on the shelf of anyone interested in the subject.”—Knight Ridder News Service
“The two books are a welcome new addition to the short shelf of military travel literature.”—Orange County Register
“This two-volume series is essential reading for military history enthusiasts/travelers. Anyone interested in the history of the Second World War and planning to visit the battlefields should add these books to their library.”—World War II Quarterly
“More than just a travel guidebook—a worthy addition to your history library.”—Pacificwrecks.com
“The definitive hip-pocket book. Never been done before. Don’t go to any of these places without it.”—KKCS, Colorado Springs
“Without this book, you’d have to cobble together pieces from dozens of histories and guidebooks.”—Washington Post
“No other volume provides such a rich, informative survey of these important sites. This book is a pure jewel and the sites it covers reveal a multitude of disclosures of every conceivable kind.”—WWII pilot and Senator George McGovern (from the foreword of The 25 Essential World War II Sites: European Theater)
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