Headlines explores international and national current affairs during World War I and World War II. Eye witness reports, developments in science and technology, style and fashion and outstanding 'firsts' in sport and exploration all feature in this look at crucial periods in world history. World War II looks at the events that led up to the outbreak of a second world war and the headlines of the six year period that followed. The memorable events of this period are described chronologically in clear concise language and illustrated throughout with colour and black and white photographs, maps and charts. There is also a chart of new words and phrases that entered the language, inventions and discoveries as well as a bibliography, glossary and index.