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The story of the Second World War

The story of the Second World War

The story of...
The story of the Second World War

  • A concise overview of the causes and consequences of the Second World War, written specially for children and published in association with Imperial War Museums.
  • Includes the historical background of the great battles and catastrophes of the Second World War, from Stalingrad to D-Day, Pearl Harbour and the Holocaust.
  • Features vivid illustrations, original photographs, timelines, maps and fact boxes.
  • Further online resources can be accessed via the Usborne Quicklinks website, including animations showing the progress of the war, quizzes to test your knowledge and video footage of famous speeches.
“An excellent and succinct introduction to The Second World War.”
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Key Stage: KS2/3 H, E; Age 8+

BIC: D5N79

Price: £9.99
ISBN: 9781409583561
96 pages
230 x 165mm

Author/Editor: Paul Dowswell

Illustrator: Ian McNee

Press Reviews

A very well designed and organised overview of the war showing its roots in the aftermath of the WWI and giving a comprehensive picture of the conflict and how it affected the world.
The School Librarian