Description Continuing this ground-breaking new history, in The Allies Fight Back the tide begins to turn against the Axis. The Second World War is arguably one of the most familiar periods of recent history. But not as James Holland sees it. In this second volume of his epic new history, Holland looks at the conflict from a broader perspective than ever before, challenging what we think we know about the war that shaped our world. Looking at the war from the top to the bottom, from the battle front to the factories and the shipyards and the streets of Britain, Holland tells the story of the turning tide: in the Battle of the Atlantic, in the Mediterranean and in North Africa, and in the escalating Allied bombing campaign of Nazi Germany. In The Allies Fight Back, James Holland continues a narrative history of those who fought and lived through the middle years of the Second World War. Told from all sides, incorporating startling new research and archival discoveries that will change the way you think about this most familiar episode, The War in the West is a truly game-changing account of one of the most turbulent and dramatic periods in history.