Guerrillas and counter-insurgency

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The military events of the Second World War have been the subject of historical debate from 1945 to the present. It mattered greatly who won, and fighting was the essential determinant of victory or defeat. In Volume 1 of The Cambridge History of the Second World War a team of twenty-five leading historians offer a comprehensive and authoritative new account of the war's military and strategic history. Part I examines the military cultures and strategic objectives of the eight major powers involved. Part II surveys the course of the war in its key theatres across the world, and assesses why one side or the other prevailed there. Part III considers, in a comparative way, key aspects of military activity, including planning, intelligence, and organisation of troops and matérial, as well as guerrilla fighting and treatment of prisoners of war.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Cambridge History of the Second World War
Subtitle of host publicationVolume One: Fighting the War
EditorsJohn Ferris, Evan Mawdsley
Place of PublicationCambridge, United Kingdom
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9781316308905
ISBN (Print)9781107038929, 9781108406383
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2015


  • counter-insurgency
  • Second World War
  • key theatres
  • guerrilla warfare

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)


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