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World War I

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In warfare, the battles grab most of the attention. But there is also a secret history to every war. In this series we look at this hidden world of spies, double agents, assassins, and saboteurs, and learn how their actions affected the course of the world's most devastating conflicts.

This book explores the secrets of World War I. As in all wars, each side needed to keep secrets from the enemy. At the same ...

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Overview

In warfare, the battles grab most of the attention. But there is also a secret history to every war. In this series we look at this hidden world of spies, double agents, assassins, and saboteurs, and learn how their actions affected the course of the world's most devastating conflicts.

This book explores the secrets of World War I. As in all wars, each side needed to keep secrets from the enemy. At the same time, they tried to discover the enemy's secrets, using spies and code-breakers.

Read this book and learn about:

the German spy who wrote his messages in invisible ink

the dancer, Mata Hari, who pretended to spy for the French while really spying for the Germans

the British code-breaker who installed a bath in his office because he found he could think more clearly while sitting in it

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848377004
  • Publisher: Arcturus Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/1/2011
  • Series: Secret History Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 10 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

World War I 6

War Breaks Out 8

German Spies in Britain 10

Invisible Messages to Germany 12

Black Tom 14

British Counter-Espionage 16

Allied Spies 18

Female Spies 20

Codes and Ciphers 22

Code Breakers 24

The Code Talkers 26

Secret Weapons in Battle 28

Secret Weapons in the Air 30

Submarine Warfare 32

Tunneling Under the Trenches 34

Propaganda and Censorship 36

The Zimmerman Telegram 38

The Hindu-German Conspiracy 40

The End of the War 42

Timeline 44

Glossary 44

Further Information 45

Index 46

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