Tuesday, 21 April 2015

50 things you should know about the First World War by Jim Eldridge (QED Publishing)

50 Things you should know about the First World War

Written and Illustrated by
Jim Eldridge

Published by QED Publishing

We're catching up with an amazing book about the First World War, first published in 2014 - the centenary year of the conflict - and packed to the gills with facts and figures, historical and statistical snippets and an in-depth look at the people, the technology, and the appalling cost of the war to generations of soldiers and their families.

You'll find out what triggered the conflict through political discussion of the state of the world at the time by examining a "Who's Who" on both Axis and Allied sides. Detailed descriptions of the conditions troops faced really underline what a terrible atrocity the war was, and how the human toll affected generations to come.

This has been an astonishing book to delve into - perfect at the moment as Charlotte's school still factors both World War 1 and 2 in their history lessons. The wealth of information packed between the covers of this authoritative guide make it one of the best books covering the First World War that we've seen to date.

Charlotte's best bit: A fascinating fact-filled non fiction book that highlights the horrors of the First World War

Daddy's Favourite bit: Seriously in-depth, brilliantly compiled - a must for any children currently studying or learning about the First World War at school

(Kindly sent to us for review by QED Publishing)