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It began 100 years ago. They said it would be over by Christmas. They were wrong! Read about the tanks and trenches, bombs and battlefields that make up the chilling story of World War One. Did you know that German Zeppelins were made from cow intestines, the same material as sausage skins, so sausages were banned in Germany? Or that the fighting was stopped on Christmas DIt began 100 years ago. They said it would be over by Christmas. They were wrong! Read about the tanks and trenches, bombs and battlefields that make up the chilling story of World War One. Did you know that German Zeppelins were made from cow intestines, the same material as sausage skins, so sausages were banned in Germany? Or that the fighting was stopped on Christmas Day 1914, so that German and British soldiers could play football in no man's land? Discover these facts, and so much more, in this book....

Title : The Story of World War One
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ISBN : 9781444010855
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 24 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Story of World War One Reviews

  • Peter
    2019-05-07 19:45

    How do you begin telling a young child about the start of world war one? Where do you start? What do you include? Do you just wait until they are old enough to learn about it in secondary school? Well wait no longer. The story of world war one is by Richard Brassey and is a concise picture book of world one . It keeps things relatively simple buy breaking it up into segments and explaining each segment individually. It starts off with the shooting of Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand, and how this triggered not only a war but a world war. It side steps an explanation about the alliances , although this is something that can be learnt at a later date, as the reasoning behind how the alliances formed is somewhat complicated.It explains how people were excited to join, and that this was truly a world war, with a small explanation about the Arab uprising against the Ottoman empire. It also explains the football match on Christmas day, trench warfare and the role women played in the war, with many other important events covered.The only other book that I have read that was about history and for children was the horrible history books, which added humour to history. Horrible histories however is a different kettle of fish. The story of world war one is aimed at ages 7+ and sensitively deals with all the important events, where as the Horrible Histories are aimed at 9 year olds, and tend to portray events in a more humorous manner.This book could be read as a class or recommended for individual reading. A good time of year to read this would be in October/November around the time of Armistice day.I give this book four stars (4.5 if I could give half stars), because this book is good, informative with wonderful illustrations, however I think it would work better as part of a series.

  • Orla
    2019-04-30 15:30

    A brilliant book for all ages giving the key facts about WW1 in a clear and 'not too gory' way. I bought this book to share with my Year 5 pupils this term during the commemoration of the The Great War and love the clear and concise way in which it explains the important facts of the war, using lovely illustrations. It is particularly good at explaining how, when and why WW1 started and the key people and countries involved. A must have book for anyone (children and adults alike) wanting to understand the key points of such a big event of our history.