Thursday, June 18, 2020

Learning about the wars of the past will teach us to be careful of our actions

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It is sad when parts of our history keeps repeating itself, it is as though humanity hasn't learned anything from its past actions. We know many people have sacrificed their lives for justice, and we are still seeing a world of injustice around us, it is probably because of peoples' ignorance. I think it is important for us, as parents, to teach ourselves and our children about past events, hoping they will be kind and not repeat the past that has led to many problems we face today. The consequences of colonization, slavery, greed for land and power from generations past are still haunting us in the injustices and wars we see happening all over the world. When humans haven't created life, they don't have the right to take it or judge it.  We can all do our part by learning, becoming more empathetic, and always remembering to treat others better than the way you want to be treated.

We have taken the time to read more on history. Warfare and World War II Map by Map books have given us more knowledge. When we learn about the wars of the past and what actions lead to these wars, it will hopefully help us all to be careful with our actions, so our actions don't breed hatred and create problems that cannot be undone. 
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Warfare: The Definitive Visual History documents every major war or significant period of conflict in over 5,000 years of human history. This book is a must-have reference guide, it contains a diverse selection of imagery including contemporary paintings and photographs, objects and artifacts, and specially commissioned artworks, maps, and diagrams. It includes a comprehensive directory of every major war, thematic spreads examining broader topics within the history of warfare, from the role of mercenaries, communications, and the treatment of wounded soldiers, and personal accounts and objects from soldiers and civilians that bring to life the human experience of battle. From the earliest known Wars in Sumer and Ancient Egypt War to the occupation of Iraq, Warfare: The Definitive Visual History combines a coherent and compelling spread-by-spread historical narrative with a wealth of supporting features to recount the 5,000-year story of warfare and combat through the ages. 
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World War II Map by Map is a visual history book. The custom maps tell the story of the Second World War from the rise of the Axis powers to the dropping of the atom bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Each map is detailed with graphics to help the read understand the progress of key events of World War II on land, sea, and air, such as the Dunkirk evacuation, the attack on Pearl Harbour, the D-Day landings, and the siege of Stalingrad. 
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Historical maps from both Allied and Axis countries offer insights into the events. There are timelines to help follow the story as it unfolds, while narrative overviews explain the social, economic, political, and technical developments at the time. The large-scale pictures introduce topics such as the Holocaust, blitzkrieg, kamikaze warfare, and code breaking. This book is written by a team of historians in consultation with Richard Overy. World War II Map by Map has information about everything that was going on around the world after WWI and everything that caused the deadliest conflict in history that changed the face of our world.

When history is presented with images and details, it is not boring to learn and for us to take the time to understand. Being able to see it from all perspectives is important so we can see the facts and get a clearer picture of what happened, so we can try to understand everyone's point of view.
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Giveaway:
If you live in Canada and would like to win a copy of the book Warfare from DK Canada enter the giveaway using the giveaway tool below. This giveaway ends on July 1st. Please leave comments and follow my social media networks to be eligible to win.
Update: The winner is Shirley

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7 comments:

  1. I am interested in learning about this topic I have family who were in the wars and never understood the history of what happened

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  2. History is very important to pass to our children, I love history in school and both my parents were in the RCAF with my mom being a veteran.

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  3. I would love to win this book because I am interested in military history. History is so important because learning about the past enables to gain an understanding of how we got to where we are today.

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  4. My BIL is a history fiend and loves to use books as teaching in his classroom

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  5. I'd love to win this book for my daughters. I think learning history is the best way to understand and shape the future so in my opinion, it is incredibly important.

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  6. I studied History in University and it is so important for us to understand our world based on what we have done in the past.The book would be a great family reference.

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  7. It is very important to get quality and engaging history books for kids and adults.

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