Why did the Second World War start? Who had the best weapons? Why were there no bananas? What was Shanks's pony? Why was food rationed? Could you still buy sweets? Why were spies important? Why should you keep `mum'? 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 II.
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.EU Toy Safety Directive - No warning|EU Toy Safety Directive - Carries minimum age warning
Jo Foster has always liked finding things out and writing about them, so was delighted to find out that this could be a job. After studying history at Cambridge University, Jo worked in TV history documentaries for several years. She has also written a series of books called History Spies, showing time-travelling kids how to blend in wherever and whenever they find themselves.