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World War I (Paperback): Dk World War I (Paperback)
Dk 1
R149 R101 Discovery Miles 1 010 Save R48 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

From pre-war Europe to women in wartime, discover fascinating facts about all aspects of World War I. With the 100th Anniversary of the end of the war in 2018, DKfindout! World War I helps kids discover what caused the conflict and what were the most important battles. The DKfindout! series will satisfy any child who is eager to learn - and keep them coming back for more!

Discover key World War I facts and hear from veterans firsthand, DKfindout! World War I is packed with key facts, fun quizzes and incredible images of World War I. This book is a must have for budding historians.

Silver award winner in the MadeForMums Awards 2017 children's books series category.

Warriors of the Ancient World - Soldiers * Chariots * Cavalry * Sieges * Generals (Hardcover): Martin J. Dougherty Warriors of the Ancient World - Soldiers * Chariots * Cavalry * Sieges * Generals (Hardcover)
Martin J. Dougherty
R268 R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Save R48 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Who were Leonidas's 300, and what did they do at the battle of Thermopylae? How was a Roman legionary armed and what kind of armour did he wear? How did Alexander's Macedonians beat fearsome elephants in battle? And what was the `Parthian shot'? Find out the answers to these questions and learn about warfare, military technology and history in ancient times. Outstanding images, diagrams and fascinating facts make this period of history easy to understand. Learn about fighting elephants, epic sieges, the effectiveness of the Roman testudo (tortoise) formation, the Spartan phalanx, why Greek trireme ships were so successful, and many more amazing aspects of ancient warfare. Warriors of the Ancient World is packed with fascinating facts and 120 colourful artworks, photographs and diagrams, making it an attractive, informative guide to warfare in the ancient world.

Warriors of the Medieval World - Battles * Castles * Weapons * Sieges (Hardcover): Paula Hammond Warriors of the Medieval World - Battles * Castles * Weapons * Sieges (Hardcover)
Paula Hammond
R268 R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Save R48 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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.

World War II Submarine (Paperback, Uk Ed.): Richard Humble World War II Submarine (Paperback, Uk Ed.)
Richard Humble; Illustrated by Mark Bergin
R193 R153 Discovery Miles 1 530 Save R40 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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.

Athena: The Story of a Goddess (Hardcover): Isabel Greenberg Athena: The Story of a Goddess (Hardcover)
Isabel Greenberg; Imogen Greenberg 1
R371 R295 Discovery Miles 2 950 Save R76 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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.

How To Draw Tanks (Paperback, Uk Ed.): Mark Bergin How To Draw Tanks (Paperback, Uk Ed.)
Mark Bergin 1
R163 R128 Discovery Miles 1 280 Save R35 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This comprehensive drawing handbook covers all aspects of drawing tanks including essential concepts such as light, tone and composition. With its clear step-by-step labelled drawings, this is an essential book for any budding artist who would like to master the art of drawing a variety of military vehicles, including tanks and trucks.

The Silver Hand (Paperback): Terry Deary The Silver Hand (Paperback)
Terry Deary 1
R168 R132 Discovery Miles 1 320 Save R36 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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.

Who Was Napoleon? (Hardcover, Bound for Schools & Libraries ed.): Jim Gigliotti, Who Hq Who Was Napoleon? (Hardcover, Bound for Schools & Libraries ed.)
Jim Gigliotti, Who Hq; Illustrated by Gregory Copeland
R312 R251 Discovery Miles 2 510 Save R61 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Weapons of World War I (Paperback): Matt Doeden Weapons of World War I (Paperback)
Matt Doeden
R212 Discovery Miles 2 120 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

With the first world wide war, many new weapons were invented for the battlefield. Learn about the advancement in weapons in this book!

Behind Enemy Lines - The Escape of Robert Grimes with the Comet Line (Paperback): Matt Chandler Behind Enemy Lines - The Escape of Robert Grimes with the Comet Line (Paperback)
Matt Chandler; Illustrated by Dante Ginevra
R212 Discovery Miles 2 120 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Experience the thrilling and true story of Lt Robert Grimes as he runs for his life to evade being captured by Nazi soldiers. Readers will follow Grimes as he escapes danger with help from the Comet Line, a resistance group that rescued Allied soldiers during WWII.

Weapons of World War II (Paperback): Matt Doeden Weapons of World War II (Paperback)
Matt Doeden
R212 Discovery Miles 2 120 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Countries from all over the globe fought in World War II. Check out this book to find out more about the weapons used in World War II.

IWM Story of Second World War (Kids) (Paperback): Peter Chrisp IWM Story of Second World War (Kids) (Paperback)
Peter Chrisp 1
R242 R173 Discovery Miles 1 730 Save R69 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Story of the Second World War for Children shows the impact of the war on the lives of the people who lived through it, from children evacuated to the countryside, to bombed-out cities and civilians working in munitions' factories, and the soldiers fighting on land, sea and air. This book also looks at how the war led to major advances in technology, medicine and weaponry. Feature boxes throughout highlight subjects of particular interst to children, such as life inside a U-boat and tips for a jungle fighter. Maps and cross-section artworks of the insides of famous tanks, aircraft, U-boats, aircraft carriers add extra detail and fascination for children.

The Last Soldier (Paperback): The Last Soldier (Paperback)
R143 R122 Discovery Miles 1 220 Save R21 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Meet the WW2 soldier who never surrendered. Hiroo Onoda came from a Samurai family, he became a Japanese hero. The Last Soldier is a book-banded reading book for developing readers, carefully levelled at Orange Book Band for guided reading. Illustrated throughout with beautiful photographs, this non-fiction title is suitable for struggling teen and adult readers. The Last Soldier features a longer, less structured text with a more extended vocabulary. More literary language is used with more complex sentence structures. More space is allowed for text than for pictures. The Last Soldier 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.

Hoping for Peace in Afghanistan (Paperback): Nick Hunter Hoping for Peace in Afghanistan (Paperback)
Nick Hunter
R218 Discovery Miles 2 180 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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 Afghanistan over the past ten years through the eyes of two fictional children who are corresponding by letter, as penpals. One child, Kelly, is living in the United States; Fatimah is living in war-torn Afghanistan. Discover the lives of ordinary people in a war-torn country and how conflict affects their daily lives.

Hoping for Peace in Iran (Paperback): Jim Pipe Hoping for Peace in Iran (Paperback)
Jim Pipe
R218 Discovery Miles 2 180 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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 Iran over a period of time through the eyes of two fictional children who are corresponding by letter, as penpals. One child is living in the United States; the other child is living in Iran. Discover the lives of ordinary people in a war-torn country and how conflict affects their daily lives.

The Lady Is a Spy - Virginia Hall, World War II Hero of the French Resistance (Hardcover): Don Mitchell The Lady Is a Spy - Virginia Hall, World War II Hero of the French Resistance (Hardcover)
Don Mitchell 1
R375 R305 Discovery Miles 3 050 Save R70 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Armistice (Hardcover): Ruth Starke Armistice (Hardcover)
Ruth Starke; Illustrated by David Kennett
R314 R224 Discovery Miles 2 240 Save R90 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Submarines (Paperback, New Edition): Alex Frith Submarines (Paperback, New Edition)
Alex Frith; Illustrated by Emmanuel Cerisier, Giovanni Paulli 1
R189 R133 Discovery Miles 1 330 Save R56 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

How many types of submarines are there? What are they used for? What is it like to live in one? This exciting, fact-packed book is illustrated with fabulous photographs, diagrams and comic strips, plus fold-out pages that reveal the hidden workings of a submarine. Includes links to websites with video clips, virtual tours and more information.

You Wouldn't Want To Be In The Trenches in World War One! (Paperback, Uk Ed.): Alex Woolf You Wouldn't Want To Be In The Trenches in World War One! (Paperback, Uk Ed.)
Alex Woolf; Illustrated by David Antram 1
R183 R143 Discovery Miles 1 430 Save R40 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

It's August 1914. You are 16-year-old Tommy Atkins, living in London. Set against the backdrop of the war just broken out in Europe, find out what your life was like after joining up and being sent to the trenches. From sharing your bed with rats and lice to a diet of bully beef, bread and biscuits, discover why you really wouldn't want to be a soldier living in a trench during World War One. Handy hints include how to protect your feet from trenchfoot, how to use pigeons as spies and how to detect enemy tunnelling beneath your trench.

Lafayette! (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #8): A Revolutionary Wa (Hardcover): Nathan Hale Lafayette! (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #8): A Revolutionary Wa (Hardcover)
Nathan Hale
R276 R227 Discovery Miles 2 270 Save R49 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Gilbert du Motier became the Marquis de Lafayette at a young age, but he was not satisfied with the comforts of French nobility-he wanted adventure! A captain at eighteen and a major general by nineteen, he was eager to prove himself in battle. When he heard about the Revolution going on in America, he went overseas and fought alongside Alexander Hamilton and George Washington for America's independence. Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales are graphic novels that tell the thrilling, shocking, gruesome, and TRUE stories of American history. Read them all-if you dare!

Hiroshima and Nagasaki (Paperback): Angie Peterson Kaelberer Hiroshima and Nagasaki (Paperback)
Angie Peterson Kaelberer
R241 Discovery Miles 2 410 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Hoping to finally end World War II, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, on 6 August 1945. Three days later, the US dropped another massive bomb on Nagasaki, Japan. The result was total devastation. Within seconds of the blasts, more than 120,000 men, women and children died. Thousands more would die from radiation sickness in the months to come. The war was over but the ongoing fear of nuclear destruction had begun.

Kristallnacht (Paperback): Angie Peterson Kaelberer Kristallnacht (Paperback)
Angie Peterson Kaelberer
R241 Discovery Miles 2 410 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Nearly 8,000 Jewish-owned businesses, schools, hospitals and homes were destroyed during one night of brutality in November 1938. German Nazis and their supporters took to the streets of Germany and Austria bent on destruction. They burnt hundreds of synagogues to the ground, killed more than 100 Jews and sent 30,000 more to concentration camps. Kristallnacht, "the night of broken glass", would mark the beginning of the Holocaust.

Pearl Harbor (Paperback): Angie Peterson Kaelberer Pearl Harbor (Paperback)
Angie Peterson Kaelberer
R241 Discovery Miles 2 410 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

President Franklin D. Roosevelt called 7 December 1941 "a date which will live in infamy". Early that morning hundreds of Japanese fighter planes unexpectedly attacked the US naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. More than 2,000 Americans were killed and the battleships of the Pacific Fleet lay in ruins. The brutal attack launched the United States into war, a conflict that engulfed the world.

Weapons of World War II (Hardcover): Matt Doeden Weapons of World War II (Hardcover)
Matt Doeden
R311 Discovery Miles 3 110 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Countries from all over the globe fought in World War II. Check out this book to find out more about the weapons used in World War II.

Why Did Sergeant Stubby Go to War? (Paperback): Cathy Werling Why Did Sergeant Stubby Go to War? (Paperback)
Cathy Werling; Illustrated by Christina Garcia
R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
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