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World War II (DK Eyewitness)



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Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (8/24/2021)
Hardcover (5/5/2015)


In collaboration with the Imperial War Museum, go back in time and experience history with this picture-led guide to the Second World War.

A war history book for kids that will take them through the events of World War II in a simple, illustrated and fascinating way! The answers to the most pressing questions about the war are encapsulated in the pages of this children’s book.

Eyewitness World War II captures the imaginations of children ages 9-12, and teaches them about the main battles, key players, technological advances and everyday people caught in the middle of WWII. This world war book for kids includes: 

   • The perfect introduction to an ever-important subject that fascinates children and ties in with a key school topic.
   • A fresh new look with updated photography, fun diagrams and new “eyewitness” features.
   • Updated information by expert consultants in the field.
   • A unique visual approach that immerses children on every page, and an added wall chart is full of facts and images.

In 1939, the world was in turmoil — Europe had declared war, and in the years to come, countries like Japan and the United States would also join the global conflict. In collaboration with London’s Imperial War Museum, readers can take a trip back in time and learn about the factors that lead up to Pearl Harbor, the Battle of Britain, the D-Day invasion and the advent of the Atomic Bomb. 

World War II also gave rise to many advancements in science and technology, and saw many women work outside of the home for the first time. Children will learn about the industries developed during the war, codebreakers, important leaders, facts about warfare, weaponry, vehicles, maps, secret documents and atrocities like the Holocaust. Filled with simple text and eye-catching photographs and illustrations, kids will come to understand how WWII reshaped the world. 

With a groundbreaking visual approach and clear, child-friendly text, DK Eyewitness books have been a trusted favorite for parents, teachers and school-age children since 1985. Now with an exciting makeover, this popular series has been reinvigorated for the next generation of information-seekers and stay-at-home explorers!

Praise For World War II (DK Eyewitness)

"[A] striking coffee-table book…The first-rate illustrations, maps, and time lines make for a good introduction for all general readers embarking on study of this war." — Library Journal

"[A] worthy book for the shelves of the serious student of war, or for the coffee table of any reader who seeks a comprehensive history of the world's greatest conflict." — BookPage

"This ultimate World War II guide describes each momentous episode of the conflict, while simultaneously giving an overarching view of the war intended to end all wars." — History Channel Magazine

"This is a good quick-reference source for information on not just what happened in this great conflict but also on the causes and consequences of it as well" — Booklist

DK Children, 9780744028980, 72pp.

Publication Date: August 24, 2021

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