Purnell's History of the Second World War was a hugely successful weekly anthology or ?partwork? publication covering all aspects of WW2 that was distributed throughout the English-speaking world. Produced shortly after the similarly accomplished 8 volume series on WW1, it was first published in 1966, being reprinted several times during the 1970s. This version is complete in 6 volumes. The gold lettering on the binders is somewhat damaged but the general condition is excellent.