Axis Power: Could Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan Have Won World War Two?

William Roger Townshend | 2012 | ISBN: 1477610731 | English | 286 pages | ePUB, AZW3 | 0,8 MB

Was the Battle of Britain a miraculous victory against incredible odds? Was it a ‘close run thing’? What about the German invasion of Russia, or the Battle of Midway? Just as important, if the Axis powers had won any of these battles or campaigns, would it have led to them winning World War II? For these and other presumed to be ‘decisive’ battles and campaigns of World War II; Axis Power looks at what did happen, what, with plausible Axis strategy changes, could have happened, and uniquely, at the consequences for the wider war of both. A terrifying analysis of what might have been.
To paraphrase Clausewitz, ‘war is interested in us’. The Allied victory in World War II caused the superpower emergence of the USA as the most powerful nation, and created the international system that still runs the world today. If the Axis had won, it would have been a change of global proportions and continuing major consequences.
Axis Power examines the following campaigns: France and Dunkirk 1940; The Battle of Britain 1940; The Mediterranean 1940-43; Barbarossa-Moscow 1941; Stalingrad-Caucasus 1942-43; Pearl Harbor and its consequences 1941-42; Coral Sea-Midway 1942 and the battle of production. The focus is on 1939-43 when the Axis had a plausible chance of winning and gives a global perspective, covering the war in the West, the Russo-German War and the Pacific War.