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The First World War was the world's first 'total war'. Although large-scale wars like the Napoleonic wars had ranged across many territories, the scale of WWI was unprecedented. It was also the first war between modern, industrialised nations and mechanised warfare saw new and terrifying weapons deployed for the first time, including airplanes, tanks, zeppelins, giant warships and poison gas. Now, on the verge of the centenary of the end of the conflict, The Story of the First World War for Children (1914-1918) is a fact-packed information book that relates the unfolding events and the human stories in a way that brings history vividly to life.
All the foul facts about the Frightful First World War are ready to uncover, including what the 'Fat King' did with food scraps and dead horses, how sniffing your own pee could save your life in a gas attack and why a pair of old socks gave away top German secrets. Refreshed with a fantastic new design for 2016, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.
Set your sails east with this stunningly original new history of the world.
Peter Frankopan, number one bestselling author and historian explores the connections made by people, trade, disease, war, religion, adventure, science and technology in this extraordinary book about how the east married the west with a remarkable voyage at its heart - the journey along the Silk Roads.
From ancient world laws laid down by King Hammurabi and the mighty Persian empire, to terrifying huns, the rise of Europe, two world wars and politics today, The Silk Roads moves through time and history sewing together the threads from different peoples, empires and continents into a phenomenal history of the globe.
With stories from each and every corner of society, Frankopan's magnificent retelling of his literacy triumph The Silk Roads, sumptuously illustrated by Neil Packer, is a must-have world history.
Readers can discover all the foul facts about the FRIGHTFUL FIRST WORLD WAR, including what the 'Fat King' did with food scraps and dead horses, how sniffing your own pee could save your life in a gas attack and why a pair of old socks gave away top German secrets. With a bold, accessible new look, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. Revised by the author to make Horrible Histories more accessible to young readers. 2018 is HORRIBLE HISTORIES twenty-fifth anniversary.
100 years beyond the start of World War I, discover the history that led up to it, the military strategies that were employed on both sides, what life was like for soldiers in the trenches and more. A fascinating book, jam-packed with information, maps and photos, and over 100 stickers. Published in association with Imperial War Museums.
I'm trying to concentrate so that I can do my homework (reading) but I simply can't. Something is going on in town. You can hear gunfire from the hills!
This entry in Zlata's diary in April 1992 shows how the war draws relentlessly closer to her home in Sarajevo. When she starts her diary, Zlata tells of her normal, happy life with her family and friends. But soon they are fighting to survive. Zlata's very personal account is a vivid portrait of an innocent child caught up in a terrible war.
In 1914, the murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand sparked one of the most destructive conflicts the world had ever seen. This is the story of the First World War, and the people who lived and died fighting in it. It is a narrative account of WWI, written specially for children who are ready to tackle longer and more complex subjects. It is part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton.
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.
This is a brilliant historical addition to the "See Inside" series, looking closely at the vehicles and major events that defined the Second World War as one of the most destructive wars in history. Lifting the flaps reveals the insides of some of the military vehicles used during campaigns including tanks, fighter planes and aircraft carriers, while others look in depth at life during the Blitz and the action on the beaches during the invasion of Normandy.
Ten stories of the First World War from people who lived through it, published in association with Imperial War Museums. Eye-witness accounts of some of World War One's most important events, from the epic naval battle of Jutland to the strange Christmas truce of 1914, are illustrated with maps and line drawings.
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.
A perfect survival guide for novice soldiers about how to stay alive in the Roman Army, revealing all the gruesome truths of life in the Roman army including what soldiers ate, what they wore and how they lived. Witty illustrations complement the text, creating a friendly and accessible introduction to Roman history.
This title offers a clear and informative account of how the Second World War began, the infamous battles and the conclusion and aftermath of the war. It is illustrated with maps, evocative archive photographs and illustrations. It includes descriptions of the most famous events including Pearl Harbor, Battle of Midway, D-Day and the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Part of series three of the Usborne Reading Programme for children whose reading ability and confidence allows them to tackle longer and more complex information. Produced in association with the Imperial War Museum, London.
A gripping first-hand account of life back home after World War One. Thirteen-year-old Joe Henry tricked his way into the army to bring his father home, but fighting in the Great War has been tougher than he could have ever imagined. One night, he's tasked with guarding a railway carriage in the middle of a forest - inside the carriage, very important people are making very important decisions... Finally, an armistice is signed - the war is over! But when Joe returns home, it's to a very different life than the one he left behind. His father is injured and furious at Joe for going to war, plus the Spanish flu is raging, with more and more people dying every day... Joe may have survived World War One, but the danger isn't over yet.
This is a fascinating flap book packed with essential information about the First World War, from the start of the conflict in 1914, to its resolution in 1918. Each of the eight double page spreads have flaps to lift to find out more, allowing the reader to look inside trenches, see an attack across no man's land, see what goes on inside a tank, and how fighter planes defended the skies against airships. Scenes include a battleship fight, the war in the skies, trenches on the Western Front, and a tank battle in no man's land.
The media is full of images and stories about the people of Syria and the suffering they have undergone in recent years. This book looks in detail at the history of the conflict, explains how it came about and the plight of the refugees, while emphasising the point of view of the people actually involved.
This engaging and educational book for children age 9 and over describes the events and key players leading up to, during, and after World War 2. Put together in collaboration with the Imperial War Museum in London, Eyewitness World War II has sold more than 600,000 copies worldwide. Starting from a world divided in the early 20th century, you will understand how and why certain alliances formed between countries. Find out about the "Blitzkrieg" - or lightning war - and its devastating consequences. Discover what life was like for children during World War 2. Marvel at the code-breakers and how they devised groundbreaking technology to help nations gain an advantage over their enemies. Revisit major events such as the Battle of Britain, D-Day invasion, the attack on Pearl Harbor, and the use of the first atomic bombs in Japan. Finally, learn lessons from the aftermath of World War 2 and how they impact you - and people everywhere - today. This best-selling and comprehensive book for kids is packed with fascinating photographs, amazing facts, infographics, statistics, and timelines. It also includes a giant fold-out poster, ideal for bedrooms or classrooms. Eyewitness World War II is the perfect book for kids to explore every aspect of the Second World War.
A young soldier's honest portrayal, told through letters home and a frank journal, of his enthusiasm for the 1914 recruitment campaign, and joining up - followed by the disillusionment and degradation of soldiering in the trenches of World War I. Sixteen-year-old Sydney is overwhelmed by the excitement of the 1914 recruitment campaigns and the bravado of men leaving for the Great War. Bursting with enthusiasm, he runs away to join up, but soon finds himself a long way from home in a frontline trench where reality - and the rats - begin to bite. Told through Sydney's optimistic letters home and his journal, this is his honest portrayal of the disillusionment and degradation of life and death in the trenches of World War I. 'Find room for this indictment of the First World War' - Bookseller
Follow the course of the First and Second World Wars, using 300+ stickers to get soldiers, sailors and airmen ready for action. From field marshals, ambulance drivers and soldiers in muddy trenches to submarine commanders, snipers and secret agents, there are lots of historically accurate uniforms to discover, plus extra equipment and weapons.
The story of D-Day - the Normandy beach landings which saw the start of the Allies' major offensive against German forces - specially written for young readers. Includes photographs, maps and full-colour illustrations, as well as internet links to recommended websites for further information through Usborne Quicklinks. The Usborne Reading Programme is a collection of over 250 reading books, developed with reading experts and graded in seven levels.
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