50 Things You Should Know About the First World War is the perfect introduction to a tragic chapter in world history, published to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. By the time the armistice was signed on 11 November 1918, 65 million men from around the world had joined up to fight. Around 9 million of them died - many of those under the age of 30. This title explains, in chronological order, why events unfolded, who the key figures were for the Allies and the Central Powers, how devastation spread on all fronts and the impact of the war on the lives of everyone.
Jim Eldridge is the author of many books for children, including titles in the `My Story` series. the `Warpath` books, and `How to Handle Grown-Ups'. He has had 250 TV scripts broadcast in the UK and internationally for children`s and teen television, and is also the creator and writer of Radio 4`s long-running comedy-drama series, `King Street Junior`. Find...More about Jim Eldridge