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Don't Know Much About History

Quite a line about World War II from a history book for children.


The Australia story reminded me of something I posted about several years ago, from the first sentence about World War II in All About World History (1999), a history book for children:

In 1939, Hitler (see below) sent armies to invade Czechoslovakia and Poland; Britain, France, and Russia decided to help the Czech and Polish people defend their lands.

I did not know that! In fact, I still don't. Yikes.