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The First World War (Usborne True Stories) [Paperback]

Paul Dowswell , Henry Brook
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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27 July 2007 Usborne True Stories
Offering an approachable insight into key events, this book contains true stories of courage, heroism and disaster from the First World War.


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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd; New edition edition (27 July 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0746088329
  • ISBN-13: 978-0746088326
  • Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 13 x 19.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 213,244 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Remarkable 11 Jun 2011
Format:Hardcover
Bought for an 8-year-old doing a school project on this hugely difficult and complex topic. Usborne have done a remarkable job in making sense of the subject and we found the book informative, moving and accessible. It is packed with photographs and diagrams which help to explain practical concepts such as trench warfare as well as making clear the human cost of the conflict.
It's an unpatronising read and I confess that I learned a great deal from it, too.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
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My children are studying the First World War as part of their history curriculum at school and this book is a fantastic introduction to the subject.We also have the Usborne Second World War book too. I can't highly recommend them enough.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars World War 1 - at last I understand it! 31 Jan 2013
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Yet again, Usborne has done it! I bought this book for my husband as we had both said we'd never really understood the first world war. This book explains the war in an accessible way for all ages; my husband is really impressed with the way it is written and illustrated. Would highly recommend this book for children and adults alike.
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5.0 out of 5 stars WW1 for KS2 3 Jan 2013
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Great information at the correct level for the children to appreciate. Used to gain info for introducing history topic of WW1 to Y5.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Enjoyable Education 8 Feb 2012
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Format:Paperback
Part of an Usborne True Stories collection, this is an excellent introduction to World War for children aged around 7+. Short chapters recount such key events as the Somme, the Christmas truce and football match between German and British soldiers and how the Great War led to another war soon afterwards. The author Paul Dowsell has also recently written two excellent novels for children aged 10+, Auslander and Sektion 20, so you can appreciate how well written these true stories are.

There are very useful links to other sources of information on this period in history including other non-fiction, films and poetry.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good book! 14 Aug 2013
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My son is 6 years old and very interested in both WW. This book explained very well in detail what happened! Would definitely recommend this book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good 13 Feb 2013
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I found this book good and it is very good for people who like real stories
And that's why I gave it 10/10
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Boo 15 Jan 2013
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I loved this book. Bought it for my husband and ended up reading it myself too as it describes the wars in easy language with lots of big photos and images which really takes you into the story
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Brilliant stuff for the grand children. Thank you. JW
Published 9 days ago by Mr. Edward J. Walker
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Brilliant short read; obviously not comprehensive but a superb overview.
Published 1 month ago by MP
5.0 out of 5 stars Usborne Introduction to the First World War
Excellent - very informative and put together in a way that's perfect for my 8 year old who is studying this at school. I also learnt a few facts!
Published 1 month ago by wendy fry
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Book
This was a fantastic book for KS2 children. They thoroughly enjoyed reading it alone or having it read to them.
Published 2 months ago by lovedean
4.0 out of 5 stars Straightforward
This is a straightforward and factual account of WW1. It is easy to read and over informative. It is not for anyone with advanced knowledge of the war
Published 4 months ago by Douglas Cairns
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
Very easy to read and understand the basic outline of what World War One was all about. Would recommend to both adults and teens.
Published 6 months ago by Mrs Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars my son is engrossed in this book!
I bought this book to help my 9 year old son understand something about WW1 seeing as it is the anniversary this year. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Dave G
4.0 out of 5 stars 1st worl war
the book was just as it was described. Now can learn something about ithe 1st world war in time for the 100 years
Published 7 months ago by Mrs. L. Oldham
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