The Second World War by Ruth Brocklehurst


The Second World War by Ruth Brocklehurst

This book presents a fascinating introduction to the British involvement in the Second World War. It covers some of the most dramatic events of the War, including the Dunkirk evacuations, the Battle of Britain, the Battle of the Atlantic, fighting in the deserts of North Africa and the jungles of southeast Asia and the D-Day landings. The book is illustrated with a wide variety of different pictures including contemporary photographs, posters and cartoons. It features maps, and quotes from major figures and popular songs. For those who want to explore the Second World War further, internet links, books, films and places to visit are listed at the back of the book.

About the Author

Ruth Brocklehurst

When she wasn't out riding her bike or making things out of loo rolls and scraps of fabric, Ruth Brocklehurst spent much of her childhood immersed in historical novels by writers such as Leon Garfield, Rosemary Sutcliff and Cynthia Harnett. Since then, she has been lucky enough to combine her love of books and history in her job as an editor and writer for Usborne. Her book about the Victorians won the Longman/History Today New Generation Award. Ruth lives in a funny mock-tudor house in Brixton, and if she could go back in time she'd like to meet Mary Queen of Scots.

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64 pages
Interest Age: 8+


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Publication date

25th July 2008



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