Breverton's First World War Curiosities

Breverton's First World War Curiosities

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By (author) Terry Breverton

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  • Publisher: Amberley Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 124mm x 196mm x 26mm | 260g
  • Publication date: 19 August 2014
  • Publication City/Country: Chalford
  • ISBN 10: 1445633418
  • ISBN 13: 9781445633411
  • Sales rank: 655,027

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A remarkable compendium of oddities, curiosities and little-known facts from the Great War What was a trench rabbit? What was known as a 'suicide ditch'? What were 'coffin nails'? Why did the Kaiser ban the production of sausages? What was the real 'War Horse'? Who was a 'donkey walloper'? Featuring the greatest battles, war slang, casualties, heroes and heroines, animals, spies and weapons, this terrific cornucopia of people and events is an entertaining but informative addition to our understanding of 'the War to End Wars'.

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Terry Breverton is a former businessman, consultant and academic and now a full-time writer. Terry has presented documentaries on the Discovery Channel and the History Channel. Terry is the author of Immortal Words, Breverton's Nautical Curiosities: A Book of the Sea, Breverton's Complete Herbal, and Breverton's Encyclopedia of Inventions: A Compendium of Technological Leaps, Groundbreaking Discoveries & Scientific Breakthroughs that Changed the World all published by Quercus. He lives near Maesycrugiau in Carmarthenshire.