Name: Moral Combat Good And Evil In World War Ii By Michael Burleigh
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Title: Moral Combat: A History of World War II
Author: Michael Burleigh
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By exploring the moral sentiment of entire societies and their leaders, and how this changed under the impact of total war, the author presents readers with a perspective of this conflict. Opening with the ‘predators’ – Mussolini, Hitler, Prince Hirohito of Japan – and moving onto appeasement (a popular policy or a ‘wrong’ policy?), the rape of Poland, Barbarossa, the role of Churchill, and the Holocaust, Burleigh analyses the moral dimension of the Second World War’s most important moments. More than a history of ‘great men’, however, Burleigh also examines the moral reasoning of individuals who had to make choices under circumstances difficult to imagine.