Monday, 27 June 2011

Cry Havoc: How the Arms Race Drove the World to War, 1931–1941 Joe Maiolo - New Books in History

Which country in Europe was producing the most planes in 1939 and 1940?  It has to be Germany doesn't it?  No, it was Britain.  Which year did it become inevitable that Germany would lost the Second World War.  1942?  Not according to this book, try 1933.

A fascinating look at the great conflict of the twentieth century from an angle it is rarely viewed from, that of resources and how they affected the arms race that built up to the outbreak of war.  I won't say any more, it is more fun to listen and have your eyes (ears?)  opened.

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