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Would you give up your pet to save your country? During WWII, the U.S. Military established the Fort Robinson War Dogs Training Center in western Nebraska, training over 17,000 "dogs for defense" and deploying them to battlefields and installations all over the world. This book tells the incredible story of the War Dog program as seen through the eyes of Major, a World War Two soldier dog. At the beginning of the program, without a ready supply of dogs to train, the U.S. government asked civilians throughout the region to volunteer their dogs for service. Thousands answered the call, and their pets served our country courageously as guards, scouts, messengers, sled runners, and more. Told from the point of view of Major, a border collie based on a real dog from North Dakota, Major: A Soldier Dog tells the incredible story of the War Dog program through his eyes, following him through the heartbreaking separation from his family, the training at Fort Robinson, his harrowing war service in Italy, his return home for detraining and discharge, and finally the wonderful reunion with his family.
Discover the adventures of Athena, the ancient Greek goddess of wisdom, war and courage. From her extraordinary birth - sprung from the head of her father, in the midst of a thunderous headache - to her refusal to take no for an answer. Find out how she inspired powerful gods, goddesses and humans and the terrifying fate of those who dared to cross her path.
Follow Athena as she competes against her bad-tempered uncle; watch as she turns her enemy into a spider and join her as she keeps Odysseus safe on his remarkable journey home.
Prepare to be amazed as you uncover the story of one of the most fearless ancient goddesses, and the tales of a world where humans, gods and goddesses could meet. Illustrated and written by the brilliantly talented sister duo, Isabel and Imogen Greenberg, this is a story of daring for goddesses-in-the-making.
Prepare to discover the most utterly unbelievable REAL facts about WWII . . . Did you know that onions were given as birthday presents in WWII? Or that exploding camel dung was used as a weapon? Could a leaky toilet force a submarine crew to abandon ship?
This is history like you've never known it before! Ask yourself . . .
Would you eat squirrel tail soup, cow's udders, or a carrot on a stick? Could you share 12.7cm of bathwater with your WHOLE family - for your weekly wash? If you were a spy, which gadgets and inventions would you choose?
From flying tanks to Operation Toenail, read about the daring, tragic and heroic events that shaped one of the most influential conflicts in modern times. With a bold design and colourful illustrations, picture the most amazing, and unbelievable, facts from this world-changing time.
Puffin and IWM (Imperial War Museums) are proud to be working together to educate and inspire young readers with tales from the past. Puffin know that stories can take you anywhere. As one of the most beloved children's publishers, we aim to fire every young imagination. Uncovering people's experiences during wartime, from the First World War to the present day, IWM is a family of five museums (IWM London, Churchill War Rooms, HMS Belfast, IWM North, and IWM Duxford).
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.
Ever wondered what the first weapons were made from, or how the ancient Mongol warriors defeated the great armies of China? Famous battles, brave generals, and ingenious weapons all come alive in this exciting illustrated book. Tracing the history of warriors from the Stone Age all the way up to the Crusades, fascinating facts and insights from the battlefield are revealed alongside illustrations by Joe Lillington.
This brand new, thrilling adventure from bestselling 'Horrible Histories' author Terry Deary brings the closing days of the First World War to life. Perfect for fans of Michael Morpurgo and John Boyne. It's 1918 and the Great War is entering its final phase. In northern France, young Aimee has just found out that her mother is part of a spy network working with the British. After reluctantly befriending Marius, a German boy who has been left behind by his countrymen, she must try to help him get back behind German lines while evading a traitor she has helped to discover. This page-turning adventure sheds new light on the First World War and will have readers gripped from start to finish.
A page-turning middle-grade adaptation of the New York Times bestseller about how a newly independent nation was challenged by foreign powers and what happened when America's third president decided to stand up to intimidation. When Thomas Jefferson became president in 1801, America was deeply in debt and needed its economy to grow quickly, but its merchant ships were under attack. Pirates from North Africa routinely captured American sailors and held them as captives demanding ransom and tribute far beyond what the new country could afford. Jefferson found it impossible to negotiate a truce, and decided to move beyond diplomacy. He sent the U.S. Navy and Marines to blockade Tripoli--launching the Barbary Wars and beginning America's journey toward future superpower status. This vivid and accessible young readers adaptation of the New York Times bestseller features an exclusive new introduction, extensive back matter, and eye-catching art throughout. Chronicling a crucial moment in American history, this historical thriller will excite and inspire the next generation of patriots.
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.
Explores the lives and daring deeds of spies during the Cold War, using photos, original sources, maps, timelines and little-known facts.
This humorous and handy guide contains all the information aspiring legionaries need to know about life in the Roman army. Expert tips include: how to care for your Roman sandals; how to operate a catapult; what to wear and not to wear on campaign; how to sack a city; and how to avoid getting a javelin through your skull. Based on the bestselling book Legionary, by Roman history scholar, Philip Matyszak, So you want to be a Roman soldier? features the latest scholarship and is illustrated throughout with the zany illustrations of Japanese cartoonist, Takayo Akiyama. The result is a book that brings to life the experience of being a Roman soldier in 100 ce - from dealing with stinky bunk mates to surviving bloody battles - through a crew of likeable (as well as highly disagreeable) characters.
Silver award winner in the MadeForMums Awards 2017 children's books series category. Become an expert on the Second World War with DKfindout! World War II, packed with beautiful photography, lively illustrations, and key curriculum information. The DKfindout! series will satisfy any child who is eager to learn and acquire facts - and keep them coming back for more! From the causes of the conflict to the most important battles, discover key World War 2 facts and hear from people who lived through it. DKfindout! World War II looks at all aspects of the Second World War, including the Normandy landings and propaganda posters and is a must have for any budding historian. DKfindout! World War II will surprise and delight young readers aged 6 to 9.
Explore! A Kid's Guide to IWM London is packed full of fun facts and activities to keep families engaged and entertained both during and after a visit. The guidebook picks out some of the most family friendly content to see in each gallery, as well as not-to-be-missed highlights and includes tips for adults on how to talk to children about war and questions to prompt conversations among families.Content is particularly suitable for 7-11 year olds, but a wide age range will enjoy many of the activities which include colouring, quizzes, word searches and a page of stickers, as well as comic strips depicting real stories.
Spy school, poison pens, exploding muffins, and Night Witches were all a part of World War II, but you won't learn that in your history books! Crack open secret files and read about the mysterious Ghost Army, rat bombs, and doodle bugs. Discover famous spies like the White Mouse, super-agent Garbo, and baseball player and spy, Moe Berg. Then build your own secret agent kit and create a spy code. It's all part of the true stories from the Top Secret Files of History. Take a look if you dare, but be careful! Some secrets are meant to stay hidden...
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