• The War in the West - A New History

  • Volume 1: Germany Ascendant 1939-1941
  • By: James Holland
  • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
  • Series: The War in the West, Book 1
  • Length: 26 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 09-10-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House AudioBooks (UK)
  • 4.7 (7 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Are you ready for the truth about World War Two?
In the first of an extraordinary three-volume account of the war on land, in the air and at sea, James Holland not only reveals the truth behind the familiar legends of the Second World War but he also unveils those lesser known events which were to have the greatest significance.
The first book to consider the economic, political and social as well as the military aspects of World War Two, this is a unique retelling of a monumental event in all its terrible and majestic glory.
Holland has spent over 12 years unearthing new research, visiting archives, battlefields and the very people who fought and lived through the conflict. He has, in his own accessible and inimitable style, written an account to redefine our understanding of the war. It is unlike anything else on the subject.
©2015 James Holland (P)2015 Random House AudioBooks (UK)
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By R on 06-16-16


A well written history and a very good narrator. I enjoyed this book very much.

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By Ian David Williamson on 06-06-17

Refreshingly new view of World War 2.

Enjoyed this review of World War 2 which cast a new light on what appeared as established truths. The lack of military awareness by the leaders of the Third Reich seems astonishingly naive and disastrous to the German people. Looking forward to the next installment.

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By Lasse Eie on 08-12-17

A new look on the war in the west

This book tells the story of the war in the west with a stronger emphasis on the business of war. How did the the different countries manage to produce and deploy the weapon, tanks, aircrafts etc needed to wage war. And how did this affect the fighting on ground, at sea and in the air. Plenty af close up combat stories and behind the seen rivalery too. Highly recomended. And the performance is at par with the story, the reader gets the forgin names etc right and has an inspiering drive to his voice.

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