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This is a comprehensive and fascinating description of the planning and execution of D-Day, the term given to the day on which the Allied Forces landed in huge numbers upon the French coast at Normandy to launch a massive attack upon the German Wehrmacht in June 1944. Henry Brook uses the real-life experiences from those involved to tell the story of D-Day, from soldiers in combat for the first time to French resistance fighters, each tale is woven around relevant facts about the Second World War including the ships and boats used, the military tactics employed and the terrible loss of life incurred. This is one of three books included in a special boxset from Usborne called True Stories of the Second World War published in association with the Imperial War Museum to mark the 70th Anniversary of D-Day. You may also be interested in the companion books of this series, The Blitz and The Second World War.
This is a great all round introduction to The Blitz, the name given to the raids over Britain by the German Luftwaffe during the Second World War. The book is structured around the real-life experiences of pilots - both British and German - and of civilians who experienced the terrors and aftermath of the Blitz attacks. Each story is peppered with interesting facts including details about the aircraft used, the scientific developments such as radar which brought such benefits to the Allied Forces and the political strategy of the time. With fascinating accounts from London firemen, evacuees sent into the countryside for their own safety and tales of courage from fighter pilots this book illustrates the very real impact and experience of war. This is one of three books included in a special boxset from Usborne called True Stories of the Second World War published in association with the Imperial War Museum to mark the 70th Anniversary of D-Day. You may also be interested in the companion books of this series, D-Day and The Second World War.
When young Jim Hawkins sets sail in search of treasure and adventure, he finds himself caught up in a mutiny. If he's to get home alive, he must outwit the ruthless pirate Long John Silver. This retelling of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic adventure story is part of the popular Usborne Young Reading series, ideal for newly independent readers.
Animals that can kill - with sharp teeth, poisonous skin, venomous stings or crushing grips - are a source of endless fascination, and this book is the perfect introduction to some of the most deadly. Features big cats, snakes, sharks, crocodiles, and some surprisingly lethal small animals whose human death count is far greater. Illustrations: Full colour throughout
From the terror of the trenches to the beaches of Gallipoli, this book tells the unique story of Britain during the first war to touch all corners of the globe. Full of intriguing facts, illustrations, photographs, detailed reconstructions, paintings and maps.
A fascinating account of how life in Britain changed in the years after the Second World War, from post-war street parties to the celebrations on the eve of the new millennium. Full of intriguing facts, illustrations, photographs, posters, maps and timelines.
The story of D-Day - the Normandy beach landings which saw the start of the Allies' major offensive against German forces - specially written for young readers. Includes photographs, maps and full-colour illustrations, as well as internet links to recommended websites for further information through Usborne Quicklinks. The Usborne Reading Programme is a collection of over 250 reading books, developed with reading experts and graded in seven levels.
A boxed set of three paperback books from the True Stories series: The Blitz, D-Day and The Second World War. Each book contains a series of real-life accounts of bravery and heroism, as well as providing a realistic portrayal of the horrors of war. Published in association with the Imperial War Museums.
A fascinating introduction to the British involvement in the First World War. Covering some of the most important aspects of the War, including the life in the trenches, the Battle of the Somme, the home front and the invention of tanks. Illustrated with a wide variety of different pictures including contemporary photographs, posters and cartoons. Features maps, and quotes from major figures and popular songs.
Learn all about the first major conflict of the 20th Century in this thought - provoking and informative new title. This title provides detailed accounts of all the major battles and how the latest innovations such as submarines, tanks, poison gas and barbed wire helped shape the course of the war. It explores the impact of the war on the home front, especially the changes it made to the lives of British women. It looks at the cultural legacy of the war and how it inspired the works of War Poets, writers, artists and filmmakers. It is illustrated with dramatic photographs and detailed colour maps. It is internet-linked to provide young learners with the opportunity for further independent research.