50 Things You Should Know About the First World War

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9781609926304: 50 Things You Should Know About the First World War

The story of the War, brought to life through illustrations, photographs, diaries, and newspaper reports.

In this illustrated exploration of World War I, readers discover what caused the war and why it eventually affected every corner of the globe.

The key battles, events, and figures are all explored and recounted in succinct and easy-to understand text while illustrations and photographs bring the past vividly back to life.

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Born in London in 1944, Jim Eldridge left school at 16 and held a variety of jobs before eventually training as a teacher. He became a full-time scriptwriter and author in 1978 and has since written over 90 books with sales totaling over three million copies. The author of the best-selling My Story history series, published by Scholastic, he lives in London.

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Animals such as pigeons and dogs were used to carry messages. Carrier pigeons flew with messages strapped to their legs. Enemy soldiers tried to shoot them or used hawks to catch them. One French pigeon called Cher Ami won the French Croix de Guerre medal for delivering 12 messages during the Battle of Verdun.

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