Released on 08 May 2014.

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How Can a Pigeon Be a War Hero? Questions and Answers about the First World War

Published in Association with Imperial War Museums

For ages 9-11
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Why did the First World War start? Who was fighting who? Did soldiers still fight with swords? Had aeroplanes been invented yet? What was it like to be inside the first tank sent to war? How could a shaving brush help you escape being captured? Did animals fight in the war? How can a pigeon be a war hero? What was the Women's Land Army? Why did it go on so long? How did it end? Find out the answers to these and a lot of other exciting questions in this brilliantly informative book which will tell you everything you ever needed to know about World War I.

The Imperial War Museum was founded in 1917 to collect and display material relating to the 'Great War', which was still being fought. Today IWM is unique in its coverage of conflicts, especially those involving Britain and the Commonwealth, from the First World War to the present. They seek to provide for, and to encourage, the study and understanding of the history of modern war and wartime experience.

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The information provided is excellent, not patronizing, but just right for KS2 and younger children in KS3.
Armadillo Magazine
Another Imperial War Museum collaboration, packed with info about the First World War in an accessable Q&A format.
The Bookseller