The First World War
Written by Paul Dowswell
Part of the Usborne True Stories Series
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In the Usborne True Stories series, this is a clear introduction to the First World War. In well thought out chapters Paul Dowswell tells the story from the fateful moment in August 1914 when the first declarations of war were made. Naively, the expectations at that time were that it would be a brief affair that would be all over by Christmas. What happened in the four long years that followed, in major incidents such as the Battle of Jutland and the first day of the Battle of the Somme in 1916, as well as in less well-known stories, provides a good foundation of information for all those wanting to remember it during the centenary year.
The First World War by Paul Dowswell
Ten thrilling stories of the First World War containing 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.
About the Author
Interest Age: 8+
More books by Paul Dowswell
Usborne Publishing Ltd
27th July 2007
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