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Return to ancient times when the noble samurai lived by a strict code of honor. This collection of 20 stickers dramatically depicts the elite warriors bearing arms and armor. Finely detailed illustrations include fierce face masks, plus helmeted figures wielding swords, fighting on horseback, and aiming bow and arrow. A fun way to entertain and inform kids!
This book considers the Vietnam (or Second Indochina) War, 1955-1975, which may have killed as many as 3 million troops and civilians. It divided America, it aroused huge opposition around the world and it divided generations. Why was it fought and what were the outcomes? Did it have any unexpected consequences? Did any good at all come out of it?
Why did medieval knights wear such heavy armour? How did weapons change after the invention of gunpowder? Which invention killed millions of soldiers in the First World War? This book helps children at Key Stage 2 to discover the answers to these and other fascinating questions. It also recommends sites on the Internet and sources in local libraries where they can find out more about weapons and armour. The detective shows children how to research weapons and armour in their own area, find out how weapons have changed over time and describe a re-enacted battle. Packed with fascinating information, The History Detective Investigates series inspires children's curiosity to find out more about the past.
Its 1950 and the Communist country of North Korea has invaded its neighboring country of South Korea. The United Nations has stepped in to help South Korea by providing weapons and soldiers. Nearly all of these soldiers come from the United States. Will you: Serve as a pilot in Korea with the U.S. Marine Corps? Lie about your age to enlist as a 16 year old member of the U.S. military reserves? Join in the fight for your country as a young South Korean man? Everything in this book happened to real people. And YOU CHOOSE what you do next. The choices you make could lead you to survival or to death.
Throughout history, the armed forces have had help from brave creatures, from horses on cavalry charges to messenger dogs and carrier pigeons. Beyond the Call of Duty gives accounts of outstanding bravery and courage in wartime. This title looks at animals in the World Wars and how they risked their lives, without choice, to help humans in frightening and dangerous situations. Documents, images and records from The National Archives have been used to recreate each real-life act of courage. The book concludes with a look at 'research and records' giving more information about the evidence that exists for these stories today. Context panels give more information about the events of the World Wars giving explanation for why animals were taken into these frightening and dangerous situations. Where animals have been awarded PDSA Dickin Medal for gallantry for their act of bravery, the story is accompanied by a fact panel that gives details of the event and date. We discuss the idea of bravery and how it applies to animals. We look at the conscription of animals into the armed forces and recognise the fact that they had no choice. Among the brave animals in this book are: the war horses taken to the Western Front and on the home front in the Blitz. the dogs that were used as messengers, in both World Wars and those that were taught to parachute and sniff out unexploded mines. carrier pigeons that covered huge distances in time to save lives and play a vital role in the Resistance. the mules who were used in the front line and in Burma the camels that were key to the British war effort in the middle east. the elephants that helped with transport, carrying, and even building roads and bridges in the rainforest. Wojtek, the bear adopted by a Polish regiment in World War II the mascots that accompanied troops all over the world The Beyond the Call of Duty series remembers and records acts of great bravery in both World Wars. Other titles in the series look at the courage of members of the armed force and of civilians.
When, at the height of the First World War, many Allied governments introduced conscription, there were thousands of individuals who, for personal or religious reasons, refused to fight. After tough questioning, some were exempted but the majority were forced into the army anyways. Those who 'refused to do their duty' were threatened with death sentences or harsh prison terms; many died from ill treatment. Conchies collects many of the moving true stories of these brave individuals.
This book on World War II examines in detail the conflict that was fought across the globe between 1939 and 1945. For each battle featured, such as Kursk, Stalingrad and Midway, there is a description of the events, casualty figures and key actions, with maps throughout. This book presents all the facts of a war that remains within living memory.
Eight true stories from the battlefields of the First World War color the pages of this gripping collection. Bringing to life a variety of Scottish war stories from the Western Front, Gallipoli, and Africa, this book recounts the terrible struggle for survival in muddy trenches where young soldiers dodged bullets, poison gas, and explosive shells while waiting for the order to go over the top and face the enemy. Young readers will be as informed as they are inspired by the thrills and spills of the Scottish Royal Flying Corp, where airmen flew daring reconnaissance missions under heavy fire, and brave doctors and nurses treated the wounded in makeshift wards in tents amid the bombs and gunfire. These stories of excitement, heartache, heroism, and victory are all based on personal diaries, letters, and memoirs.
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