The National Archives: World War II The Story Behind the War that Divided the World – Nick Hunter




ISBN: 9781526605580
Imprint: Bloomsbury Children’s Books

RRP: $17.99

Given the continued interest shown by young people in the history of the World Wars, not to mention those students who are studying this period of modern history, this book is a valuable addition to any shelves.

Nick Hunter holds a degree in modern history and has produced over 50 books for young people on a wide variety of topics. Crammed full of photographs, original documents, artefacts and more this is a cornucopia of information for any reader interested in the war that split the world and has had so much bearing on the global situation of contemporary times.

Covering both the war in Europe and that in the Pacific all aspects are included from the rise of Hitler and the Nazis to espionage, coding to the Blitzkrieg, from the lives of women and children in wartime to propaganda as well as occupation and resistance and tales of heroism as well as much more. Despite its slender size the amount of information contained within is amazing and so written that any reader from around ten years upwards will be able to grasp the significant facts.

The book also includes a timeline, glossary, links to further reading as well as an insight into physical reminders such as preserved buildings and monuments.

Personally I found it quite a fascinating read and enjoyed seeing items and photographs previously unknown/unseen.

Highly recommended for your lovers of nonfiction as well as your history buffs.

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