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Soldiers of the First World War Simon Adams

Franklin Watts Ltd
Hardback 48 pages

269 x 217 x 10mm
13th Oct 2013
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Soldiers of the First World War employs short extracts from diaries and letters to recount the experiences of the men from around the world who took part in this massive conflict. Linked by common experiences, such as 'in battle' or 'losing a friend', Soldiers of the First World War is an invaluable resource for any child studying the conflict.


The Great War When war broke out Conscription Kitchener's Army Getting into uniform Going to the front Life in the trenches Army life Preparing for battle Under bombardment Blowing up the lines Over the top In battle Invalided out Gas attack! Refusing to fight Taken prisoner Losing a friend The end of the war For Valour Reference section Glossary Index


Simon Adams was born in Bristol and studied at London and Bristol universities. He then worked as an editor of children's reference books before becoming a full-time writer 18 years ago. Since then, he has written and contributed to more than 70 books on subjects as varied as American history, the sinking of the Titanic, the two world wars and the history of jazz. He has written for many major children's publishers including Dorling Kindersley and Kingfisher. His work for Watts includes titles in the Citizen Guides, Flashpoints, World War One and World War Two series as well as, most recently, Countries in the News. He lives in London, listens to lots of jazz, and is an avid reader of both fiction and non-fiction books.

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