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Knowledge is power

Read 30 historical facts

Knowledge is power0
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CPCrookedManCPCrookedMan740,436
26 Jun 2014 22 Jul 2017
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This achievement is not particularly difficult and I am certain many will achieve it without trying. Historical facts can be accessed while playing by pressing "Y" (or by going to the Historical Facts tab in the pause menu). Here you will be treated to four or five pictures per level section accompanied by captions, informing you about the war. These vary from information about troop transport trains, the Battle of Marne etc. The ones you have not yet read will feature a white exclamation point flashing in a red hexagon. Simply scroll over them so the hexagon disappears. This counts as having been read.

It should not take long. I have yet to finish Chapter 1 and have already read eight.

*Addendum- The game will even prompt you on occasion with an icon of a book pile and the red hexagon in the upper right of the screen. This indicates new facts to read.

*A2 by Crayon Taster "If anyone else finished the game without getting this achievement I wanted to mention that you don't even need to start each mission again to get this achievement. You can simply go to "Chapters & Collectibles" from the main menu.

Select the chapter, highlight the mission and instead of starting the mission select Collectibles (press Y). I think it defaults to the items, but if you push RB you can read all the historical facts from that menu. It's a breeze to go through to fill in any facts you may have missed. Even if you didn't read any of them during your playthrough you could easily get all 30 in a maybe 10 seconds."
YAT0I forgot to read these on my play through but went back and read them afterwards on each chapter.... No need to start again :-)
Posted by YAT0 on 22 Aug 14 at 22:38
SaahDrahcirLike YAT0 above, I forgot as well (luckily it was during the middle of the second chapter!) because the walkthrough didn't particular stress reading them and I thought the books in the corner meant the game was saving. In any event, I'd like to clarify that all you have to do if you forget is to start each mission, hit pause, and read them all and you don't have to replay the mission or anything.
Posted by SaahDrahcir on 08 Oct 15 at 22:51
Crayon TasterIf anyone else finished the game without getting this achievement I wanted to mention that you don't even need to start each mission again to get this achievement. You can simply go to "Chapters & Collectibles" from the main menu.

Select the chapter, highlight the mission and instead of starting the mission select Collectibles (press Y). I think it defaults to the items, but if you push RB you can read all the historical facts from that menu. It's a breeze to go through to fill in any facts you may have missed. Even if you didn't read any of them during your playthrough you could easily get all 30 in a maybe 10 seconds.
Posted by Crayon Taster on 16 Oct 15 at 00:16
ZordnilCame here to write what Crayon Taster wrote.
Posted by Zordnil on 31 Oct 15 at 19:31
Stevo6483+1 to Crayon Taster's post. Would be great of this could be added to the solution - or even if Crayon added a solution specifically around the method in the comment if you've not read them during your normal playthrough.
Posted by Stevo6483 on 20 Jul 17 at 14:53