Horrible Histories: The Blitzed Brits

This is history with the nasty bits left in. What really happened to Dad’s army? Want to know how to make a rude noise with a gas mask? This book provides spiffing slang, foul food facts about rotten rationing, and the terrible facts about London’s bloodthirsty blackout murderer.

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  • Other history book won’t tell you this stuff.

    4 March 2014

  • loved it

    Terry Deary has made a brilliant, educational set of books! They teach you all about how the people of the past live! I would recommend an age range of 8-12 for this book

    6 March 2013

  • its a good book

    6 March 2013

  • An amazing read if you enjoy world war 2 and all things historical :)

    4 March 2013

  • loved it

    I learnt some awesome songs and rhymes like, If you`ve news of ammuntions KEEP IT DARK ships or planes or troop postions KEEP IT DARK if you`ve private information here`s a tip for the duration KEEP IT DARK. and Tittle tattle lost the battle. There was also a cartoon character, invented to teach the population about the danger of talking to strangers and giving away vital information, called Miss Leaky Mouth. If you enjoyed this, you`ll probably also enjoy Woeful Second World War.

    8 August 2010

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    Terry Deary

    Terry is a former actor, theatre-director and Drama teacher and currently lives in County Durham. He has written over 150 books in the UK, including 44 Horrible Histories titles, and was voted the fifth most popular living children’s author in a 2005 Guardian survey.


    Terry Deary won the 2001 Blue Peter Prize for Rotten Romans.

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