Named as the North American Book Exchange´s winner of the 2008 Pinnacle Book Achievement Award in the Reference catagory, this book is laid out like a calendar containing information pertaining to World War II. In going to a specific date, you will find it divided by area (i.e. Western Europe, North America etc.). Those areas are further divided by year. What makes it unique is that those years range from the 1800´s to the present day. The information includes everything from actual battles, to the final fate of a favorite ship, to the activities of movie stars during the war. It covers the first six months of the year. Volume Two takes care of the last six months.
Patrick Watson has been a life-long student of World War II. After being convinced by family and friends that others might be interested in his collections of information and artifacts, he decided to publish this 1,400 page work. He is currently writing a book on the Mulberry harbors of D-Day.