Every day we went on patrol. The Viet Cong were everywhere. Hiding in jungles. Hiding in villages. We had to find them, before they found us.
I wait in the trench. The big guns boom all night. The big guns boom all night. Tomorrow we go over the top. Will I ever see my home again?
I wait deep below the arena. Soon it will be my turn to fight. I am a gladiator now. I must kill or be killed!
I carried messages for the Resistance. Secret messages from fighter to fighter. There were German soldiers everywhere. I was always in danger. These graphic and colorful 48-page books meet Common Core genre requirements and feature a fictional story, two pages of nonfiction, and two pages of activities, giving students some background knowledge necessary to understanding historical events. Using fiction to amplify history also allows students to think critically about the pas--and piques curiosity, leading to further exploration and discovery.
Women have always played an important role in the U.S. military. However, for many years, they weren't allowed to fight in battle. Still, women fought for their right to defend their country, and now they are breaking barriers on the battlefield and in leadership roles. These are the stories of courageous women in combat.
A tail gunner tries to keep his crew and his plane safe as Britain's Bomber Command Force carries out a bombing raid over Germany during World War II.