Sealing Their Fate: The Twenty-two Days That Decided World War II

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Sealing Their Fate: The Twenty-two Days That Decided World War II

Author: David Downing
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Copyright: 2009
Pages: 400
Cover Price: $ 27.00

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As the Japanese fleet prepared to sail from Japan to Pearl Harbor, the German army was launching its final desperate assault on Moscow, while the British were planning a decisive blow against Rommel in North Africa. The British conquered the desert, the Germans succumbed to Moscow’s winter, and the Japanese awakened the sleeping giant of American might. In just three weeks, from November 17 to December 8, the course of World War II was decided and the fate of Germany and Japan was sealed.

With new insight and a fresh perspective, David Downing tells the story of these crucial days, shifting the riveting narrative from snowbound Russian villages to the stormy northern Pacific, from the North African desert to Europe’s warring capitals, and from Tokyo to Washington.

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Background Information

Pearl Harbor, the home in Hawaii of the American Pacific fleet, was attacked by surprise by Japanese aircraft on December 7, 1941.