50 Things You Should Know About the First World War by Jim Eldridge

50 Things You Should Know About the First World War

Written by Jim Eldridge

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In 1914 a war broke out that was to touch every corner of the globe. By 1918, the year the war ended, more than 16 million people were dead from almost every nationality. See how events unfolded chronologically, meet key figures of the conflict and discover the lasting impact of the war. Packed with facts, maps, infographics and photographs, this is the perfect introduction to a tragic chapter in world history.


50 Things You Should Know About the First World War by Jim Eldridge

The perfect introduction to the First World War, this book highlights the 50 essential facts that everyone should know. You can discover what caused the war and why it eventually affected every corner of the globe. The key battles, events and figures are all explored and recounted in succinct and easy-to understand text while illustrations and photographs bring the past vividly back to life.


'The main 50 points aren't all just regarding key events - Verdun, Vimy Ridge et al. They bring many of the relevant areas of the war to life - from the women left working on the home front or the Italian situation to the use of tanks, planes, propaganda, chemical warfare... Quite often you get the empathy of the people alive through the decade, and therefore this book would hit many points on a teacher's curriculum.' John Lloyd thebookbag.co.uk

Key facts informatively and succinctly presented are the basis of this book. This book covers the evets of the war in chronological order, including why events unfolded, who the key figures were for the Allies and the Central Powers, how devastation spread on all fronts and the impact of the war on the lives of everyone. It's packed with supporting material in the form of maps, infographics and photos and gives a highly readable and memorable overview which makes a complex topic easy to understand with plenty of supporting material. Parents in Touch

Taking the war year by year adds a further level of coherence which is then enhanced by the timeline that features as each new chapter (or year) opens. Ferelith Hordon Books for Keeps

About the Author

Jim Eldridge

Jim Eldridge was a teacher before becoming a full-time writer - his writing credits include episodes for the seminal children's TV drama 'Grange Hill' and the novelisation of Noel Clarke's 'Kidulthood' and '' He has also written for the My Story series for Scholastic and most recently Black Ops, a teen action series for Egmont. Jim now works as an associate lecturer in scriptwriting and media at the University of Cumbria. He lives with his wife in Cumbria.

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2nd June 2014




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