Poems from the Second World War

Paperback, 141 pages

English language

Published Jan. 9, 2015 by Macmillan Children's Books.

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World War II, from the Blitz to Hiroshima. Know the facts? Here are the feelings. The Second World War was the biggest and deadliest war in human history. Death toll: around 60 million. (Mostly civilians.) Get your head around that. It’s hard to imagine. But these moving and powerful poems show you the war’s many sides. Here are the people: soldiers and sailors, children, mothers, refugees, sweethearts. And the places: Polish ghettos, air force bases, London in the Blitz. This is the war as no history book can show it: not just what happened, but what it felt like.

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