on 18 November 2003
This book had show me how Terry Deary is a great autor, because he could tell a sad and serious fact(the war) in a very funny and intresting manner without getting the reader bored to death.This book tells you some ghosts stories that the soldiers belived,the importance of the animals in the two wars,all of this(and a lot more) whit true stories.The illustrations are terrific!Martin Brown really draws good!!If you want to know:
-how sniffing your ow pee could save your life in the WW1?
-how a pair of old socks give away german top-secrets?
-Why wearing white kinickers could get you killed in the WW2
and-What the heck is a Zepplin?
The epilogue of the two books are beutiful!!!!!!!!!!
on 9 September 2004
Whether frightful or woeful, the two world wars must have been occasions we sadly missed out from our history books. Ladies and gents: forget those nightmarish hystery classes, snap up your copy of this and engross yourself.
Mind you: this IS an instructive survey (a teacher should know), but in to the bargain (£5.99 or less) one get the odds and ends and titbits the self-respecting history book looks down on with condescension.
This is facts seasoned by the naked chefs of history with a pinch of Chaplin's Shoulder Arms and Beany Blackadder.
Wanted things interactive? What about the quizzes, the recipes, the do's and don'ts, not to forget, Martin Brown's tongue-in-cheek cartoons.
Why wait? Forget "vere'ave you'idden ze biddy, Leclerc?", but roll up the barrel and snap up that copy.
And eat your heart out, Duglaz'Aig.