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Introduction to the First World War

Series: World history


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A comprehensive guide to the first major conflict of the twentieth century, published in association with the Imperial War Museum. Explains the causes and effects of the war around the world as well as the day-to-day realities of life in the trenches. Thought-provoking and accessible, and stunningly illustrated with contemporary photos, paintings, posters and maps. Contains internet links to recommended websites for further learning, making this an ideal companion for school projects.

Book information

Key Stage
KS2/3 H/E
ISBN: 9780746076552
Extent: 128 pages
Dimensions: 276 x 216mm
Ruth Brocklehurst and Henry Brook

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I love the book, it is the best on the first world war.
“itroduction to the first world war”
I think this book is a one that offers interesting facts, maps and pictures for anyone who is starting off learning about WW1 or would like to find out more detail. It also is easily understandable for all ages. My Mum and Dad also have learned things about the First World War from this book as well. So, I would definitely recommend it to young or old.


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