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The Second World War in 1939 meant that everyone in Britain helped out. The ATA girls flew planes. This is their story. Awesome ATAs is a book-banded reading book for developing readers, carefully levelled at Blue Book Band for guided reading. Illustrated throughout with beautiful photographs, this non-fiction title is suitable for struggling teen and adult readers. Awesome ATAs features a longer, less structured text with a more flexible vocabulary. There is variation in sentence patterns and content, little repetition, and longer language patterns. It has a full range of punctuation. Awesome ATAs is part of Ransom's Neutron Stars, a structured reading programme for teens and adults learning the basics of reading. The series offers progression through ten levels of reading, four phonics and six coloured book bands. More information on the structure of the scheme can be found here.
If two children from both sides of a conflict could write to each other, what would they say? This hard-hitting but heartwarming book tells of war and confilict in Sudan over a period of time through the eyes of two fictional children who are corresponding by letter, as penpals. One African Sudanese child is living in a refugee camp; the other child, who is Arabic Sudanese, is from a wealthy, educated family. Discover the lives of ordinary people in a war-torn country and how conflict affects their daily lives.
Michael Collins was once the most wanted man in the British Empire. Born in west Cork, he was a farmer's son who changed the course of Irish history. This action-packed biography for young readers follows Michael as he fights in the 1916 Easter Rising, plans the guerrilla war that brought the British government to its knees, and helps to negotiate the treaty that led to the Irish Civil War. In the new Irish state, he became a minister in the first government and Commander-in-Chief of the army. In the end, he was betrayed by his former comrades in a fatal ambush. Discover the gripping story of one of Ireland's most important rebels.
Take to the seas and journey back in time to meet some of history's most terrifying characters. Daring and skulduggery were alive and kicking when Cilician pirates kidnapped Julius Caesar, when a 17th-century buccaneer cut out his victim's heart and when Blackbeard roamed the seas. Explore a pirate ship, meet fearsome female pirates and learn about modern piracy.
The tremendous struggles women have faced as war correspondents and photojournalists A profile of 16 courageous women, Reporting Under Fire tells the story of journalists who risked their lives to bring back scoops from the front lines. Each woman--including Sigrid Schultz, who broadcast news via radio from Berlin on the eve of the Second World War; Margaret Bourke-White, who rode with General George Patton's Third Army and brought back the first horrific photos of the Buchenwald concentration camp; and Marguerite Higgins, who typed stories while riding in the front seat of an American jeep that was fleeing the North Korean Army--experiences her own journey, both personally and professionally, and each draws her own conclusions. Yet without exception, these war correspondents share a singular ambition: to answer an inner call driving them to witness war firsthand, and to share what they learn via words or images.
Why did the Second World War start? Who had the best weapons? Why were there no bananas? What was Shanks's pony? Why was food rationed? Could you still buy sweets? Why were spies important? Why should you keep `mum'? Why did it go on so long? How did it end? Find out the answers to these and a lot of other exciting questions in this brilliantly informative book which will tell you everything you ever needed to know about World War II. The Imperial War Museum was founded in 1917 to collect and display material relating to the `Great War', which was still being fought. Today IWM is unique in its coverage of conflicts, especially those involving Britain and the Commonwealth, from the First World War to the present. They seek to provide for, and to encourage, the study and understanding of the history of modern war and wartime experience.
For members of the U.S. military, the call to arms is a great honor and a solemn duty. Defending their country takes strength, determination, and an uncommon amount of courage. Throughout American history, members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines have faced life and death on countless battlefields. Experience for yourself the sights and sounds of war as brave men and women become extraordinary heroes when they display courage under fire.
Never before has the riveting American saga of "The Star-Spangled Banner" been so beautifully and thoroughly presented. This info-packed story of our national anthem includes illustrated lyrics; the fascinating history of the War of 1812 and the battle that inspired Francis Scott Key to pen the words; musical notation; historical photographs; plus a reproduction of Key's original manuscript. Back in print in hardcover--redesigned, historically updated, and with a glorious new cover--Caldecott Medalist Peter Spier's magnificent tribute takes readers from our anthem's turbulent origins at the Battle of Baltimore through the flag's significance in modern-day America.
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