Adventures in Time: The First World War

Adventures in Time: The First World War


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Take a journey to a vanished world with the ADVENTURES IN TIME series - stories so exciting you won't believe they're all true.

'His heart racing, Henry took a step towards the enemy line. A shape loomed towards him in the darkness...'

Travel back in time to a world engulfed by war, as historian Dominic Sandbrook takes us on an action-packed adventure. From the soaring heights of an aeroplane cockpit to the desperate depths of the muddy trenches, we are plunged first hand into a war unlike any other. Amid the clash of empires, the future of the world hangs in the balance...

The Adventures in Time series brings the past alive for twenty-first century children. These stories are every bit as exciting as those of Harry Potter or Matilda Wormwood. The only difference is they actually happened...

© Dominic Sandbrook 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021


  • Compelling and vivid ... this memorable chronicle never loses sight of the terrible pointlessness of the conflict.
    Nicolette Jones, Sunday Times

About the author

Dominic Sandbrook

Dominic Sandbrook has been passionate about history ever since he read the Ladybird children's books. As a historian, he has written eight books for adults. He has also presented several BBC television series, covering topics such as time travel, alien invasions, the James Bond films and the Harry Potter stories. His favourite book is The Lord of the Rings. His favourite football team is Wolverhampton Wanderers.

He lives in Oxfordshire with his wife and son, Arthur. It was Arthur who came up with the idea for Adventures in Time, after a family trip to the Imperial War Museum. He now serves as the books' chief battle consultant.
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