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    • ISBN:9781445122403
    • Publication date:24 Oct 2013
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World War II

By John Townsend

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Time to take a sideways look at the bizarre and outrageous from throughout history - and it's all TRUE! From mad scientists and bad rulers, dangerous inventions and deadly battles, get ready to take a bumpy journey into some of the darkest crannies of world history.

Time to take a sideways look at the bizarre and outrageous from throughout history - and it's all TRUE!

Which mad weapons were actually used during combat?
Who was the bad guy in charge of the Nazi German air force?
Which dangerous mission helped to capture the Nazis' new tank?

Find out the answers to these questions inside, along with lots of facts, quizzes, and other bonkers stuff as you take a bumpy journey into the darkest crannies of World War II history with Mad, Bad and Just Plain Dangerous!

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  • ISBN: 9781445121949
  • Publication date: 12 Sep 2013
  • Page count: 96
  • Imprint: Franklin Watts
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World War II: Navy

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World War II: Air Force

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Inside AIR FORCE: Air forces of World War II - Fighter planes - Bombing runs - Escort duty- Key missions - Battle of Britain- Combat units - D-Day, plus much more!Get tough with some of World War II's fighting men and units. From battlefield frontlines to Naval convoys, from secret missions to aerial dogfights, Action Force brings together the people, weapons, vehicles, the stats and the facts in one all-action World War II series. You want action packed? Read Action Force!

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World War II: Army

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Inside Army: The armies of World War II - Jungle battles - Panzer attack - Infantry weapons - Dunkirk - Artillery weapons - D-Day - North Africa, plus much more!Get tough with some of World War II's fighting men and units. From battlefield frontlines to navalconvoys, from secret missions to aerial dogfights, Action Force brings together the people,weapons, vehicles, the stats and the facts in oneall-action World War II series. You want action packed? Read Action Force!

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World War II: Special Operations

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Part of a six book series that investigates the hidden world of spies, double agents, assassins and saboteurs and how their actions affected the course of the world's major conflicts.

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Author-illustrator Alex T. Smith is the award-winning creator of the bestselling Claude series, which is published in 16 languages worldwide, and is now a TV show on Disney Junior. Alex's newest series, Mr Penguin, launched in 2017, to widespread praise. Alex's quirky, witty writing and illustrations are instantly recognisable, critically acclaimed and as popular with adults as children. Alex is also widely praised for his work illustrating children's classics: he won Children's Book of the World Illustration Award for his illustrations in a new edition of Dodie Smith's The Hundred and One Dalmatians; he has created new art for books by Enid Blyton, Eva Ibbotson and Richmal Crompton. Alex has collaborated with Watership Down author Richard Adams on his last book, Egg Box Dragon, as well as David Almond and Juno Dawson. Alex has won the UKLA Picture Book Award and the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award, and been shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Award. He has also been the official World Book Day illustrator.

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