World War One: A Very Peculiar History

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A frying pan was the sign of the many brassworkers and ironmongers who once had workshops along this lane. The long road that runs from Holloway to Tottenham gets its name from a circle of trees. Some say they were planted by the family of Scots king Robert the Bruce, who lived nearby, in remembrance of his seven daughters. Others believe the site was once a sacred grove where ancient Britons worshipped. He used to walk around London in search of vegetarian food a rarity in those days.

This got him into the habit of thinking on his feet and walking long distances. At the age of 61, he walked over km to make salt from seawater — as a protest against British rule in India.

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This famous writer lived in London for three years after being expelled from France due to a quarrel with a nobleman, the Chevalier de Rohan. On one occasion he was chased through the streets by a mob, just for looking French. But the old fox won them over by telling them how much better it was to be English. The Native American princess is credited with saving the life of Captain John Smith, but she ended up marrying another Englishman, John Rolfe, and travelled with him to London in Here she became the talk of the town and even had her portrait painted.

Sadly, she caught tuberculosis while in England and died a year later, aged just The proud Zulu king was allowed to travel to England only after his forces had been beaten. In , his warriors had crushed the British forces in a surprise attack at the Battle of Isandlwana. It was designed to show off his muscles!

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Add to cart. Be the first to write a review About this product. About this product Product Information World War Two, A Very Peculiar History explores the most destructive event of the twentieth century, a war that defined and shaped the world we live in today.

World War Two: A Very Peculiar History by Jim Pipe 9781908177971

Jim Pipe introduces the nations, as well as individuals, that participated and the politics that drove them, alongside the Cherished Library-style fascinating trivia and quirky facts. In this book you can learn about mad British schemes and the atomic bomb, Nazi hunters and wartime songs, as well as comprehensive chapters about the origins and causes of World War Two, the rise of Hitler and the Third Reich, how the war was handled at home and much, much more. Fact boxes, a full glossary, timeline and index make the book both fun and informative to use.

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