1: The Inter-war years 2: The Second World War begins 3: War in the West 1940 4: Barbarossa: the German invasion of the Soviet Union 5: Japan expands its war with China 6: The turning tide: fall 1942-spring 1944 7: Developments on the home front and in technical and medical fields 8: Allied victory 1944-45 Further reading Index
Born in Hanover, Germany in 1928, Gerhard L. Weinberg spent from 1939 until September 1940 in England. He moved to the USA and in 1944. He worked on the War Documentation Project, establishing the project for microfilming and studying captured German documents. He has taught at the Universities of Kentucky, Michigan, and North Carolina, retiring in 1999. Weinberg has held numerous positions in professional organizations and has served on and chaired a number of US government advisory committees. His books have earned him a number of prizes, fellowships, and two honorary doctoral degrees.