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True Stories of the Second World War (Usborne True Stories) Paperback – 29 Jun 2007

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Product details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd; New edition edition (29 Jun. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0746088213
  • ISBN-13: 978-0746088210
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.4 x 19.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 54,052 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Usborne books always come up trumps for introducing children to interesting topics in a fun and easy to read way. Children don't even realise they're learning!
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This second in the series of books produced by the Imperial War Museums ranges over some of the incidents of WWII in Europe and the intervention of America in the war against Japan. It covers the story of the Bismark, Germany’s most famous battleship which took to the sea in 1940 and was sunk – an ignominious ending upside down at the bottom of the Atlantic. The book also details some of the events which led to the cracking of the Enigma machine.

The death of Violette Szabo at the age of 23, who had been a mainstay of the French Resistance, just months before the end of the war was just one small tragedy. She was shot by the Gestapo in the back of her neck. But she wasn’t the only female who took a notable role in the war. “Stalin’s Female Falcons”, led by Marina Taskova persuaded Stalin to let them train as Soviet air force pilots. One female pilot shot down over Russian territory had to be rescued by peasants who were all set to lynch her, but a Russian army officer driving by came to her rescue. Lilya Litvak was the highest scoring woman ace of the war, shooting down 11 to 12 planes: “Later that evening an army truck arrived at her air base. Inside was the German pilot Litvak had just shot down. He carried himself with with great confidence, perhaps even arrogance and seemed quite unafraid of his captors.” He asked to meet the pilot who shot him down and had replied that he would be delighted to meet such an accomplished man. When Litvak was introduced to him he refused to believe she was the real pilot. He was so angry to learn he’d been shot down by a woman that he tore the medal ribbons off his chest and threw them across the room in a rage.
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Bought as part of my husband's Christmas present as he used to work on these lorries many years ago. He is really interested in it and it was a great price and the usual good service from Amazon - thanks
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Very Different 2nd world war history book excelent stories about special people and events over the war years very good read
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