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Weapons, Gear, and Uniforms of World War II

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World War II was the largest, bloodiest war in history. Military forces from many nations battled with a huge range of powerful weapons and unique equipment. The war also marked the first use of atomic bombs in wartime. Discover the astonishing weapons, incredible gear, and unique uniforms used by the Axis and Allied forces.

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Overview

World War II was the largest, bloodiest war in history. Military forces from many nations battled with a huge range of powerful weapons and unique equipment. The war also marked the first use of atomic bombs in wartime. Discover the astonishing weapons, incredible gear, and unique uniforms used by the Axis and Allied forces.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Greg M. Romaneck
In this chapter in the "Equipped for Battle" series readers are given a look back in time to the material objects of World War II. The Second World War represents the single most violent event in human history. In a war that touched virtually every continent, the combined human cost of battles, campaigns, bombing, and genocidal practices left over fifty million people dead. Because of this terrible toll of war, World War II continues to interest students young and old with any fascination for military history. Among those with a bent for military studies there are many students with a particular interest in the material objects of war. In this particular book readers are given a look back at the armored fighting vehicles, automatic weapons, combat aircraft, uniforms, and grenades that were part and parcel of the Second World War. As with other books in this series, this particular publication combines concise text with numerous photographs to map out the ordnance of war that were the tools of soldiers during World War II. In this way author Burgan provides a serviceable vehicle for younger readers to look back in time and study the weapons, armaments, and uniforms typical of the fighting men of the Second World War. Reviewer: Greg M. Romaneck
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429676502
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2012
  • Series: Equipped for Battle Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 539,408
  • Age range: 8 - 14 Years
  • Lexile: IG880L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Burgan has written numerous books for children and young adults during his nearly 20 years as a freelance writer. Many of his books have focused on U.S. history, geography, and the lives of world leaders. He has also written fiction and adapted classic novels. Michael has won several awards for his writing, and his graphic novel version of the classic tale Frankenstein (Stone Arch Books) was a Junior Library Guild selection. Michael has also worked as an editor at Weekly Reader, the classroom news magazine used in schools across the United States. Michael graduated from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree in history. When not writing for kids, he enjoys writing plays, and his works have been staged across the United States. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his cat, Callie.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2013

    Disappointed

    I ended up returning the book. First, there wasn't much in it. Probably less than 50 pages - not worth $25.00. Also, I bought it for gear information. There was very little about gear, mostly weapons and uniforms.

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