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The Frightful First World War And The Woeful Second World War (Two Horrible Books In One) (Horrible Histories Collections)

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History with twice the nasty bits! Want to know: How sniffing your own pee could save your life in the First World War? Why wearing white knickers could get you killed in the Second World War? How a pair of old socks gave away top secrets? The Frightful First World War tells you all the horrors and hardships of the war that was meant to last four months ...but ground on fo ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published September 19th 2003 by Scholastic (first published 2000)
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Michael Adam
Book title: The Frightful First World War and The Woeful Second World War

Writer: Terry Deary and Martin Brown

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The Frightful First World War and The Woeful Second World War is a non-fiction book. It lists the historical events of both world wars in chronological order.

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The Frightful First World War and The Woeful Second World War is a non-fiction book in the Horrible Histories series of books. It has great comical illustrations by the authors. This book is a great resource to be u
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Gill
May 01, 2009 Gill rated it really liked it
Half way through (just starting WWII) and I'm impressed by how informative it is, despite the jokey style, the content does not dodge the unwholesome facts and conditions. Mooched for a BookMooch friend.
I felt that the first world war was dealt with a little better than the second world war. There was no detail of the horror and injury caused by the atomic bombs dropped on Japan, for instance, it really seemed specifically concerned with the European arena and glossed over the reality of the wa
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Catherine Woodman
Jul 29, 2011 Catherine Woodman rated it liked it
Horrible Histories is a series of illustrated books published in the UK by Scholastic. They are designed to get children interested in history by concentrating on the trivial, unusual, gory, or unpleasant. They are exceptionally well loved by my history loving children
Jen
恐怖的歷史系列大多走幽默路線,這本兩次世界大戰的合集少見的較為沉重。不多著墨於列強勢力、戰爭起因與過程等歷史書應該談論的議題,反而從基層軍人和平民的苦難辛酸強調戰爭的殘酷無情與人性的光明黑暗。作者應該是想藉此書在學童心中種下和平種子吧。不要重蹈覆轍。Remember. Never Again.
Laura Cushing
May 06, 2010 Laura Cushing rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent - fun, funny and historically accurate.
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A former actor, theatre-director and drama teacher, Deary says he began writing when he was 29. Most famously, he is one of the authors of the Horrible Histories series of books popular among children for their disgusting details, gory information and humorous pictures and among adults for getting children interested in history. Books in the series have been widely translated into other languages ...more
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