About this book
A dramatic account, recreating hour by hour the ten days leading up to the outbreak of WWII. From the author of "Battle Of Britain", which sold over 50,000 copies, and "The Dictators", which won the Wolfson Prize For History. 'Indispensable' "The Times"
24 August 1939: The fate of the world is hanging in the balance. Hitler has ambitions to invade Poland and hopes Stalin will now help him. The West must try to stop him. Nothing was predictable or inevitable. The West hoped that Hitler would see sense if they stood firm. Hitler was convinced the West would back down.