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At the outset of World War II, Denmark did not resist German occupation. Deeply ashamed of his nation's leaders, fifteen-year-old Knud Pedersen resolved with his brother and a handful of schoolmates to take action against the Nazis if the adults would not. Naming their secret club after the fiery British leader, the young patriots in the Churchill Club committed countless acts of sabotage, infuriating the Germans, who eventually had the boys tracked down and arrested. But their efforts were not in vain: the boys' exploits and eventual imprisonment helped spark a full-blown Danish resistance. Interweaving his own narrative with the recollections of Knud himself, here is Phil Hoose's inspiring story of these young war heroes.
For as long as there have been wars, animals have been out there saving lives. Courageous dogs, cats, birds, horses, and even a bear have shown courage and devotion, and this book tells you their extraordinary stories.
Includes the story of Jet the Alsatian who became a hero of the Blitz, pulling survivors from burning rubble, night after night. Gallipoli Murphy, the donkey who served as an ambulance. Simon, the cat who saved his crew. And many, many more.
These animals help us to remember that not all heroes are human.
Glorious full-colour double-page illustrations throughout.
What was the First World War really like? Step into the boots of 14-year-old soldier James Marchbank and find out. Inspired by the real-life diary of a Scottish boy soldier, each easy-to-read chapter mixes James's story with timelines, letters, diagrams and illustrations to create a fact-tastic account of the First World War, which is both fun and emotionally engaging for younger readers. Why was rat hunting a popular hobby in the trenches? How did parachuting pigeons help win the war? Why would a really good friend rub whale oil on your feet? What did it feel like to be a teenager at war? Take a journey through time and discover all the most important and incredible bits of the First World War. A Secret Diary of the First World War is the first in a new brilliant series, which blends together intriguing facts and fascinating fiction to bring the most exciting, gruesome and crucial moments of Scottish history alive for young readers.
During World War II, between 10 July and 31 October 1940, Nazi Germany launched an attempt to invade Great Britain, beginning with air raids. The German air force named the Luftwaffe fought in the skies above Britain against the British Air Force. The battle in the air caused destruction and chaos on the cities and towns below. However, thanks to the bravery of fighter pilots and the clever strategy of British forces, all was not lost. In this fascinating book, primary sources, quotes from Winston Churchill, Battle facts, a timeline and much more will provide readers with all they need to know about one of Britain's most challenging events in its long history.
This comprehensive visual guide to World War I is a leading title in the best-selling Eyewitness series of reference books for children. Real-life photographs and accessible text are designed to give younger readers an insight into one of the worst conflicts in history. From the causes of the war to the challenges in battle and the consequences afterwards, Eyewitness World War I covers the duration of this intense four-year battle on land, sea, and sky. Details of life in the muddy trenches and stories told by soldiers help girls and boys today understand the scale of the loss of life, how the world was changed forever, and why the victims must never be forgotten. Whether children are looking for help on a school project or are simply interested in global history, this book provides all the information and interaction they need in the form of pictures, illustrations, facts, statistics, and timelines. Included with this groundbreaking book is a giant wall chart documenting the history of World War I, together with more than 250 photographs of people and places involved in the conflict.
An illustrated sticker book that shows what it was like to live in a castle in the dangerous Middle Ages. With over 100 detailed stickers including photographs and illustrations of knights and castles, armour, weapons, shields and treasure, it is full of facts about castles and castle life, battles, coats of arms, tournaments and feasting.
From the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand to the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, The National Archives: World War I takes a look at how this devastating war shook the world one hundred years ago.
Packed full of amazing photographs and original documents from the National Archives, real-life artifacts and documentation enable readers to build a true and real account of the First World War and how it shaped the world.
An irresistible set of 100 postcards from the Imperial War Museum collection, in a beautifully designed box. Featuring iconic posters and vintage photographs from WWI and WWII, there is something for everyone! Including historical posters ("Don't Take Alcoholic Drinks on Mondays"), as well as iconic designs ("Keep Calm and Carry On"), and beautiful black and white photographs from both world wars. Discover two wartime eras of outstanding design and illustration in one sturdy little box. This collection is a fascinating snapshot into our shared history, with designs that are in turns hilarious, sobering, fascinating--and are always beautifully designed.
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Stubby was a brave soldier, a loyal friend... and a dog. From an army training camp to the trenches in France, this is the incredible true story of Sergeant Stubby, the dog who served bravely in the First World War, sniffing out gas attacks, catching spies and winning the hearts of his fellow soldiers.
In December of 1938, a chemist in a German laboratory made a shocking discovery: When placed next to radioactive material, a Uranium atom split in two. That simple discovery launched a scientific race that spanned 3 continents. In Great Britain and the United States, Soviet spies worked their way into the scientific community; in Norway, a commando force slipped behind enemy lines to attack German heavy-water manufacturing; and deep in the desert, one brilliant group of scientists was hidden away at a remote site at Los Alamos. This is the story of the plotting, the risk-taking, the deceit, and genius that created the world's most formidable weapon. This is the story of the atomic bomb.
"Bomb" is a 2012 National Book Awards finalist for Young People's Literature.
"Bomb" is a 2012 "Washington Post" Best Kids Books of the Year title.
"Bomb" is a 2013 Newbery Honor book.
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Why did the First World War start? Who was fighting who? Did soldiers still fight with swords? Had aeroplanes been invented yet? What was it like to be inside the first tank sent to war? How could a shaving brush help you escape being captured? Did animals fight in the war? How can a pigeon be a war hero? What was the Women's Land Army? Why did it go on so long? How did it end? Find out the answers to these and lots of other exciting questions in How Can a Pigeon Be a War Hero? And Other Very Important Questions and Answers About the First World War. Published in association with the Imperial War Museum, Tracey Turner's brilliantly informative book will tell you everything you ever needed to know about World War I.
Explores the lives and daring deeds of spies during World War I, using photos, original sources, maps, timelines and little-known facts.
Two children visit the Museum of Military History in Johannesburg and are intrigued by a painting of a black serviceman at the top of the stairs. . . There were 354 000 South Africans who volunteered to serve in South Africa’s defence force and nursing services in World War II. This book tells of one of these men, Job Maseko, whose heroic deed was almost forgotten for 50 years.
A unique, moving collection of first-person accounts of the Second World War, published in association with the award-winning children's newspaper First News.
A powerful, moving collection of first-person accounts of the Second World War. Contributors include a rear gunner who took part in sixty bombing raids, a Jewish woman who played in the orchestra at Auschwitz, a Japanese man who survived Hiroshima and Sir Nicholas Winton, who saved 669 children by setting up the Kindertransport program from Czechoslovakia. Many of the interviews were conducted by children, and the book is being published in association with award-winning children's newspaper First News.
World War I set the tone for the 20th century and introduced a new
type of warfare: global, mechanical, and brutal. Nathan Hale has
gathered some of the most fascinating true-life tales from the war
and given them his inimitable Hazardous Tales twist. Easy to
understand, funny, informative, and lively, this series is the best
way to be introduced to some of the most well-known battles (and
little-known secrets) of the infamous war.
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