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The Second World War

Written by Paul Dowswell

Illustrated by Ian McNee

Part of the True Stories Series

Key Stage 2

LoveReading View on The Second World War

Epic encounters between titanic warships, battles involving thousands of men, and duels between lone snipers facing almost certain death are just some of the dramatic tales in this gripping collection of stories from the Second World War.

This is one of three books included in a special boxset from Usborne called True Stories of the Second World War published in association with the Imperial War Museum to mark the 70th Anniversary of D-Day. 
You may also be interested in the companion books of this series, The Blitz and D-Day.


The Second World War Synopsis

A collection of twelve true stories that took place during World War Two, including a real life naval battle, a duel between solitary snipers for the control of Stalingrad and other tales of bravery and heroism.  Published in association with the Imperial War Museums.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781409583691
Publication date: 1st May 2014
Author: Paul Dowswell
Illustrator: Ian McNee
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 176 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 2

About Paul Dowswell

Paul Dowswell cemented his position as one-to-watch in the world of children’s historical fiction with his much-acclaimed WWII novel, Ausländer. Throughout all of his fiction, Paul weaves meticulous research into thrilling narrative that will engage young readers. A former senior editor with Usborne Publishing, Paul Dowswell is now a full-time author. He has written many non-fiction titles, two of which were shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award. Powder Monkey, his first novel, was published to huge critical acclaim. Ausländer was shortlisted for the Booktrust Teenage Prize and the Red House Children’s ...

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