- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 15482 KB
- Print Length: 96 pages
- Publisher: Scholastic Non-Fiction; World Book Day e. edition (6 Mar. 2014)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00I8M7P00
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 15 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #30,100 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Horrible Histories: Terrible Trenches (World Book Day Edition 2014) Kindle Edition
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The book is split into two parts, the first half tells things from the English side, the other half from the Germans' side, I really like this as no one side is portrayed as the goodie or baddie, instead we see the war from both points of view.
An interesting point made is that both sides thought they were the good guys and told lies about the other side to demonise the enemy.
The fact that the leaders were out of touch with life in the trenches is described.
Clothing and weaponry of the soldiers is covered, included the amusing fact that many Scottish solders started wearing ladies' tights under their kilts to protect their bums from mustard gas!
The squalid conditions of the trenches are covered along with the terrible food,rats and lice.
Here is a funny poem:
"A terror hangs over our heads
I scarcely dare to think
Of the awful doom that each one dreads
From which the bravest shrink.
It's not the crushing shrapnel shell
It's not the sniper's shot,
It's not the machine gun's bursts of Hell,
These matter not a jot.
It's a far worse thing than that, son,
With which we have to grapple.
It's if we see another one
More tin of plum and apple"
As you would expect from horrible histories the toilet arrangements of the solders gets lots of details and is very nasty indeed!
How the soldiers entertained themselves ( such as racing bugs) is covered along with some of the songs they used to sing.Read more ›
Including colour all the way through was a great difference but this book is not the same dimension as all previous Horrible History books and now sits rather lonely on a different shelf in his book case!!
I licked it because it had cool tales and information
I recommend it to ever one only £1!!!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Exllant book tells u alabout the war and the teenches and I'm 11 years oldPublished 22 months ago by alfie leckenby
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