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Woeful Second World War

Discover all the foul facts about the Woeful Second World War with history’s most horrible headlines.

All the foul facts about the Woeful Second World War are ready to uncover, including:

why the blitzed Brits ate chicken-fruit, sinkers and nutty

what really happened in Dad’s Army

and how to make a rude noise with a gas mask.

* fully illustrated throughout and packed with horrible stories – with all the horribly hilarious bits included

* with a fresh take on the classic Horrible Histories style, perfect for fans old and new

* the perfect series for anyone looking for a fun and informative read

* Horrible Histories has been entertaining children and families for generations with books, TV, stage show, magazines, games and 2019’s brilliantly funny Horrible Histories: the Movie – Rotten Romans.

Get your history right here and collect the whole horrible lot.

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Our Review Panel says...

Part of the very popular Horrible Histories series, this book allows children to uncover all of the gory and foul facts about the Second World War. This edition of Woeful Second World War has been redesigned, giving a fresh appeal to a classroom classic.

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