World War I (DK Eyewitness Books Series)

World War I (DK Eyewitness Books Series)

by Simon Adams
     
 

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Here is an original and exciting guide to the grim challenge of life and death on the Western Front. Devastating first-hand reports and contemporary photographs of the battles that slaughtered millions, together with a clear account of how nation after nation sent their men to join the carnage combine to present a dramatic "eyewitness" view of this terrible war. See

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Here is an original and exciting guide to the grim challenge of life and death on the Western Front. Devastating first-hand reports and contemporary photographs of the battles that slaughtered millions, together with a clear account of how nation after nation sent their men to join the carnage combine to present a dramatic "eyewitness" view of this terrible war. See the bullet-riddled car of the heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary; everyday life in the dugout; sappers mining tunnels beneath the enemy; Mata Hari master the art of spying Learn how people avoided gas attacks; when periscopes were used; what soldiers wrote home to their sweethearts and mothers; the best way to use a tank; how troops flattened a hillside; the meaning of Armistice Day Discover how it felt to go "over the top"; what happened to all the bodies; how people dealt with shell shock; why war led to revolution.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Many gruesome images of casualties become less sobering when one notices that they're photographs of re-creations from London's Imperial War Museum, stills from fictional movies or posed scenarios for training purposes. Still, Simon Adams's Eyewitness: World War I, part of an extensive Eyewitness series, provides an informative, picture-and-caption history lesson. Countless actual photos of trench life, tanks, rifles, uniforms, airplanes, artificial trees (for artillery observation posts) and other battle equipment and behavior are featured along with the re-creations. (Oct.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
From the Publisher
The folks at DK have almost single-handedly rejuvenated if not reinvented the often moribund world of non-fiction books for children. [Eyewitness series] (Newsweek) ...a mini museum between the covers of a book. [Eyewitness series] (The New York Times) These books' striking visual impact will draw in even the most casual readers. [Eyewitness series] (School Library Journal)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756630072
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
06/25/2007
Series:
DK Eyewitness Books Series
Edition description:
Book with CD
Pages:
72
Product dimensions:
10.28(w) x 11.16(h) x 0.56(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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