100 Facts Special Forces

100 Facts Special Forces is bursting with exactly 100 mind-blowing facts, awesome images and fun activities to help children aged 7+ learn everything they need to know about the military world.

• Kids learn more easily with bitesized information.
• Photographs and artworks aid children who learn through visual prompts.
• Activities allow children to put what they have learned into practice.

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100 Facts Special Forces contains key topics about these carefully selected soldiers in easily-digestible, numbered facts. Every page is covered in detailed illustrations and photographs that bring the text to life for kids.

Essential topics covered in 100 Facts Special Forces:
• The history of the special forces from past groups of protectors to the forces of the future
• Special training, good techniques and how to make the grade
• Different soldiers from around the world and countering threats of terrorism

Examples of 'I don't believe it' fascinating facts:
• The Italian Arditi may have been the first modern special force. Formed in 1917, their name comes from the Italian for 'daring' and they relied on speed, timing and the element of surprise.
• A Gurkha always carries a long, curved blade called a kukri. It was said that once a kukri was drawn, it had to taste enemy blood – or the owner would have to cut himself!
• The 'Killing House' sounds like the name of a horror film, but it is actually part of British SAS training. The walls inside are moveable and are coated in rubber to absorb gunfire safely.

Quizzes to support learning and recall skills:
• Question: Robots can be used to find unexploded bombs. True or false?
• Question: Who led the raid that captured the town of Newburgh in 1862?
• Question: How many officers are there in an A-team?

Information

Series: 100 Facts
Author: John Farndon
Consultant: Dr Gregory Fremont-Barnes
Pages: 48
Age: 7+
Size: 297 x 228 mm
Format: Paperback with holographic foil
ISBN: 9781848102835

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