World War II on the Front Lines

World War II on the Front Lines

by Tim Cooke


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Germany's invasion of Poland in 1939 began World War II. But Germany did not stop there. As Germany continued invading countries across Europe, Japan and Italy eventually joined it to form the Axis powers. The United States entered the conflict in 1941 on the side of the Allies after being attacked by Japan. Millions of men were sent to Europe and to the islands of the Pacific Ocean. In both regions, they met a determined enemy. Life on the Front Lines, What is war really like for the soldiers who fight in it? Life on the Front Lines takes you behind the scenes of some of the major conflicts of the last 150 years. It uses eyewitness accounts, revealing photographs, and detailed text to let you stand in the soldiers' shoes and experience all parts of their lives in the conflicts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781491408506
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 07/01/2014
Series: Life on the Front Lines
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: 940L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 9 Years

About the Author

Tim Cooke is a graduate of Oxford University. He has worked in children's publishing for over 20 years as an author and editor. Among his publications as writer or editor are numerous sets about military history, particularly the American Revolution, the Civil War, World Wars I and II, and the Vietnam War. He has also written widely about general history, including How to Change the World With a Ball of String (Scholastic, 2011).

Table of Contents

World War II 4

The Making of a Soldier 6

Recruitment and the Draft 8

Training 10

Transportation 12

At the Front 14

Living Conditions 16

Food and Drink 18

Medicine and Health 20

Under Fire 22

Spirit and Morale 24

Letters and Books 26

Recreation 28

Glossary 30


Internet Sites 31

Index 32

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