This engaging and educational book for children age 9 and over describes the events and key players leading up to, during, and after World War 2. Put together in collaboration with the Imperial War Museum in London, Eyewitness World War II has sold more than 600,000 copies worldwide. Starting from a world divided in the early 20th century, you will understand how and why certain alliances formed between countries. Find out about the "Blitzkrieg" - or lightning war - and its devastating consequences. Discover what life was like for children during World War 2. Marvel at the code-breakers and how they devised groundbreaking technology to help nations gain an advantage over their enemies. Revisit major events such as the Battle of Britain, D-Day invasion, the attack on Pearl Harbor, and the use of the first atomic bombs in Japan. Finally, learn lessons from the aftermath of World War 2 and how they impact you - and people everywhere - today. This best-selling and comprehensive book for kids is packed with fascinating photographs, amazing facts, infographics, statistics, and timelines. It also includes a giant fold-out poster, ideal for bedrooms or classrooms. Eyewitness World War II is the perfect book for kids to explore every aspect of the Second World War.