This is probably a long shot, but it doesn't hurt to ask. When I was in elementary and middle school in the late 80's/early 90's, I remember enjoying reading a series of books about World War II that the school library had. Unfortunately, I do not remember the author or authors, or publishers of these books. What I do remember is this: each was probably about 60 to 80 pages with pictures; each covered a specific battle, campaign, or topic; each had a glossy red cover with a black and white photo relevant to the topic, and the cover text was in black. Maybe someone else remembers these. I wouldn't mind finding a few editions for my World War II library, even if its just for childhood nostalgia.