Scottish Tales of Adventure World War I
Written by Alan Burnett
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These true stories of life in the front line of World War 1 are packed full of detail of the daring exploits of the young men who took part in them. Drawn from letters and diaries and therefore including first hand accounts, these stories capture the anguish, dread and the excitement of the young men who took part in the desperate action on a number of fronts including in the trenches in France, in the deadly battles against the German fleet at sea and in the recently formed Royal Flying Corps. In was in the latter that the German’s newly fangled and deadly dangerous tanks were encountered. An additional War Report at the end of each chapter adds further authentic detail making this a rich source of information as well as a collection of exciting stories.
A Piece of Passion from Editor, Andrew Simmons World War I: Scottish Tales of Adventure is an amazing book that brings to life vividly what is was really like to be in the thick of combat during the First World War – on land, on sea and in the air. Allan is a brilliant communicator who is able to bring out different aspects of the experience, so it’s not just the bravery and the heroism that come through – he also conveys the horror and the fear that must have permeated the battlefield. As a trained historian, he is also meticulous about historical detail and context, which to my mind make him one of the best children’s authors writing today.
Scottish Tales of Adventure World War I by Alan Burnett
World War I: Scottish Tales of Adventure is a gripping collection of eight true-life stories from the battlefields of the First World War (1914–18). It recounts the terrible struggle for survival in muddy trenches where young soldiers dodged bullets, poison gas and highexplosive shells while waiting for the order to go over the top and face the enemy. It brings to life the thrills and spills of the Royal Flying Corp, where airmen flew daring reconnaissance missions under heavy fire. It tells of brave doctors and nurses who treated the wounded in makeshift wards in tents amid the bombs and gunfire. These stories of excitement, heartache, heroism and victory, all based on personal diaries, letters and memoirs, bring to life a variety of Scottish war stories from the Western Front, Gallipoli and Africa in a way that will leave young readers informed, moved and inspired.
About the Author
More books by Alan Burnett
Birlinn Ltd an imprint of Birlinn General
3rd September 2013
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