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President Franklin D. Roosevelt famously called 7 December 1941 "a date which will live in infamy". Follow the soldiers and politicians, both in the US and Japan, through the course of this awful day which marked the United States' entrance into World War II. This graphic non-fiction book tells the story of this fateful day.
Prior to D-Day, Nazi Germany had control over most of Europe. On 6 June 1941, a massive scale, multi-country invasion of the beaches of Normandy France took place. Although it was very well-planned, and marked the beginning of the end of the war in Europe, many thousands of Allied forces died that day. This graphic non-fiction book tells the story of D-Day.
'I am flying at 1,200 miles per hour. This is the best fighter aircraft in the world.' Take a test flight in the F-22 Raptor. Find out why they say 'First look, first shot, first kill.' Have you got what it takes? This is life at the edge. This new edition of Drag Race, now introduces more difficult words and fuller sentences to make it ideal for children reading at the Gold Book Band level. Drag Race is part of the 321 Go! series, a non-fiction series which cover heart-in-the-mouth, jaw-droppingly exciting experiences! Using real-life photographs and comic-format speech bubbles, the book is narrated by a real drag-racing driver. You couldn't get closer to the action! This is the perfect read for beginning and struggling readers who want something much more visual to develop their literacy skills.
The global conflict of World War II changed the world forever. In collaboration with the Imperial War Museum, this engaging and educational book gives children a revealing account of all aspects of war. ?Starting from a world divided in the early 20th century, you'll explore international alliances and find out why tensions were growing between nations. With the world on the brink of war, you'll meet the key players who influenced the outcome. Take a closer look at major events, including the attack on Pearl Harbor, Battle of Britain, D-Day invasion, and atomic bombs in Japan. Discover how clever code breakers developed new technology to decipher hidden messages and gain the military advantage over their enemies. Experience the turbulent times of the Blitz and see why air raid shelters became the last chance for survival.?? Most importantly, you'll learn the lessons of World War II and how they impact on you and everyone else in the world today. Fascinating full-colour photographs and illustrations of warfare, weaponry, vehicles, maps, and secret documents reveal this conflict as never before. Simple, straightforward text, together with amazing facts, infographics, statistics, and timelines ensure the content is crystal clear and easy to understand. Also included is a giant fold-out poster for bedrooms or classrooms.?? Part of DK's best-selling Eyewitness series, World War II puts you at the heart of the action as an important eyewitness to history. Whether you're keen to step back in time or simply want help on a school project, this one is for you.
World War Two was the most terrible war that Europe, and indeed the world, had ever seen. Discover the truth behind the propaganda with this brilliantly informative, infographic guide to the real statistics behind WWII. How many soldiers went to war? How many came home? How many civilians were made homeless? How many bombs were dropped, and where did they land? With over 25 nations fighting the second world war on four different continents the numbers were staggering. Covering a huge amount of content World War II in Numbers brings these staggering statistics to life with easily digestible graphics depicting the conflict, casualties, weaponry, cost and technology, clearly illustrating the war's impact on individuals, whole countries, and the global social and economic effects that would last long into peacetime.
A thrilling World War II adventure set in occupied France, featuring an Indian RAF pilot. Great for fans of Michael Morpurgo and John Boyne, and those who want diverse historical fiction. Thirteen-year-old Joelle Breton stumbles across Indian-born RAF pilot Mohinder Singh when his plane crashes in occupied France and it's up to her and her parents to hide him from the Nazis. After all, her parents are brave members of the French Resistance and will do everything they can to help get Mohinder back to Britain. But when they are betrayed and tragedy strikes, Joelle and Mohinder will have to act fast if they are ever to evade the enemy. Flashbacks offer dramatic stories set in key moments of history, perfect for introducing children to historical topics.
No Better Friend tells the remarkable story of Royal Air Force technician Frank Williams and Judy, a purebred pointer, who met in an internment camp during WWII. Judy was a fiercely loyal animal who sensed danger and instinctively mistrusted anyone in enemy uniform. Their relationship deepened throughout their imprisonment. The prisoners suffered severe beatings which Judy would interrupt with her barking. The dog became a beacon for the men, who saw in her survival a flicker of hope for their own. Judy was the war's only canine POW, and when she passed away in 1950, she was buried in her Air Force jacket. Williams would never own another dog. Their story--of an unbreakable bond forged in the worst circumstances--is one of the great undiscovered sagas of World War II.
Araminta Ross was born a slave in Delaware in the early 19th century. Slavery meant that her family could be ripped apart at any time, and that she could be put to work in dangerous places and for abusive people. But north of the Mason-Dixon line, slavery was illegal. If she could run away and make it north without being caught or killed, she'd be free. Facing enormous danger, Araminta made it, and once free, she changed her name to Harriet Tubman. Tubman spent the rest of her life helping slaves run away like she did, every time taking her life in her hands. Nathan Hale tells her incredible true-life story with the humour and sensitivity he's shown in every one of the Hazardous Tales-perfect for reluctant readers and classroom discussions.
Step into the past, a world of stone and steel--and excitement! Inside Out: Medieval Castle includes everything you need to start your medieval adventure, from scaling a tower to outfitting an armory. Alongside beautiful illustrations and photographs featuring reallife castles, an interactive die-cut model reveals the many parts of an ancient castle.
Take an incredible tour through a World War Two Submarine. Explore its relevance to the people who built it and the lives that they led. Stunning cut-away illustrations help lead the reader through the often complex historical periods. Written in a clear, concise style. Contents, glossary, and index.
'Hi! My name is Adam Kirley. I am a stunt man. You'll find me in the movies.' Meet the man who does the stunts for James Bond. (He crashed James Bond's Aston Martin - on purpose.) Then find out the secrets of being a stunt man. Have you got what it takes? This is life at the edge. This new edition of Stunt Man, now introduces more difficult words and fuller sentences to make it ideal for children reading at the Gold Book Band level. Stunt Man is part of the 321 Go! series, a non-fiction series which cover heart-in-the-mouth, jaw-droppingly exciting experiences! Using real-life photographs and comic-format speech bubbles, the book is narrated by a professional stunt man. You couldn't get closer to the action! This is the perfect read for beginning and struggling readers who want something much more visual to develop their literacy skills.
'I am a Formula One driver. Today there is a Formula One Grand Prix.' The race is 308 kilometres. Sixty-two laps in a car that can drive upside-down on the ceiling. Have you got what it takes? This is life at the edge. This new edition of Formula One, now introduces more difficult words and fuller sentences to make it ideal for children reading at the Gold Book Band level. Formula One is part of the 321 Go! series, a non-fiction series which cover heart-in-the-mouth, jaw-droppingly exciting experiences! Using real-life photographs and comic-format speech bubbles, the book is narrated by expert Formula One Driver. You couldn't get closer to the action! This is the perfect read for beginning and struggling readers who want something much more visual to develop their literacy skills.
A funny and moving story of life during the First World War, told through the eyes of schoolboy Archie Albright. When 10-year-old Archie Albright is given a scrapbook for his birthday in April 1914, he thinks he'll fill it with comics, souveniers and funny stories about his family. But then, on 3 August 1914, war breaks out, and his life changes for ever. Archie tells the story of the First World War from his point of view, filling his scrapbook with anecdotes about life in London's East End, newspaper clippings, letters from his dad and uncle who are fighting in France, and his own war-inspired comic strips. Archie's War is funny, touching and accessible, and gives a unique insight into what life was life for a child during the First World War.
For many people the word 'Somme' sums up the carnage and futility of the First World War. The failure of Allied forces to achieve their objectives at such a huge cost in human lives has resonated in military circles for the past 100 years. This book tells the story of the battle and its wider repercussions, and analyses its importance to the overall outcome of the First World War. The Somme investigates the build-up to the battle, why leaders thought the action was necessary and what they thought it would achieve. It looks at the forces involved, including the 'Pals' battalions - patriotic friends who fought, and more often than not died, together. Although not a straightforward timeline, the book outlines the actual course of the battle beginning on 1 July 1916 and the impact of the continuing slaughter on both sides. Quotes from those who took part offer a glimpse of what it must have been like to be there, and maps show how little was actually achieved in terms of a breakthrough. Poetry, art and music inspired by the Somme campaign bring the soldiers' harrowing experiences to life. Suitable for readers aged 11 and up.
Why were medieval castles so difficult to capture? How did boys train to become knights? What were the deadliest weapons used during the Middle Ages? How did soldiers attack a castle? This exciting book helps less-confident readers aged 8-12 find out the answers to these questions and more. Warriors in the Medieval World examines the different roles of foot soldiers and knights, armour for soldiers and also for horses, battering rams and sieges, the development of ever more fortified castles and the impact of the eastern horse archer. The book also explores particular military periods in Medieval history, such as the Crusades, as well as the development of much heavier plate armor, knightly tournaments, and the introduction of gunpowder weapons. Outstanding images, diagrams and fascinating facts make this period of history easy to understand. Features include colourful artworks, tapestries and artifacts, large full- colour maps that describe key battles, easy to read text, and 'Did you Know?' features filled with fun facts. Aimed at children who need a little help with reading, this high- interest book provides an attractive yet informative guide to how war was fought in the Middle Ages.
Why was the Mexican American War so important in the formation of the modern United States? Could Texas have survived as an independent nation or part of Mexico? This book seeks to relate the overall events and chronology of the war and shows its impact on everyday lives.
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