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As a young boy growing up in the North East, I remember being hooked by this Carnegie award-winning yarn about five children from the region who find a working machine gun in a crashed Luftwaffe plane and set about defending their home town from bombing raids with dramatic results. It made me realise that war sweeps everyone up in its path, whatever their age. He also creates an incredibly exciting adventure with Chas and his gang finding a German machine gun and the lengths they go to conceal it.

It includes the true story of the bomb that comes crashing through the roof, bounces round his bedroom before landing in the grate and exploding up the chimney. We see all its little absurdities played out in the life and times of William Brown, always aged Or at least lie between the tracks. I also want to quote what year-old Yitskhok Rudashevski wrote in his diary during his imprisonment in the Vilna Ghetto:.

Evacuations of civilians in Britain during World War II

Today the ghetto celebrated the circulation of the one hundred thousandth book in the ghetto library. The festival was held in the auditorium of the theatre. The reading of books in the ghetto is the greatest pleasure for me. The book unites us with the future, the book unites us with the world.

The moving experiences of an evacuee returning from America to drab, post-war England. Every detail of every scene is woven into a story so fast-paced, it had me literally holding my breath as I turned the pages. An authentic and gripping read rooted in female friendship and heroism.

What are the best children's books on the second world war?

Ayesha, site member My favourite second world war book would most definitely have to be The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak. This is because it is told in the perspective of Death and not in an English or French or German or Russian perspective, showing that no one is being dishonest. It is an addictive read and I highly highly recommend it to anyone. Thedauntlessbookthief, site member My all time favourite book that just so happens to be set during the second world war is The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Lottie Longshanks, site member I would recommend anything written by Michael Morpurgo about the war, especially Friend or Foe.

PetrovaFossil, site member My favourite second world war book is The Book Thief by Markus Zusak; I loved the way the characters spoke to me as if they were real. I felt part of the story and the fact that is was narrated by Death just made it all the more believable! It is one of the best books that I have ever read and one of the very few that has made me emotional. We were moved to tears by Once by Morris Gleitzman.

My faves when I was young VEDay Though not published until , it was written in and deals, not directly but through analogy, with the causes of the war and its consequences in the militarisation of human life. The character of Mordred from the traditional Arthurian cycle is updated to be head of a political movement, called The Thrashers, with obviously fascistic overtones though they may also echo the Oprichniki of Ivan IV, known as Ivan the Terrible — a kind of medieval SS in some versions of events.

I re-read it just recently: Very powerful and thought-provoking book. A beautiful and engaging friendship. Its impact still stays with me, decades on. I nominate Biggles Defies the Swastika by W. I think this part of the war is perhaps a little less well known, and also the author is more obscure now. Johns was a pilot and so the information about second world war aeroplanes is very interesting and detailed.

This story also has a confrontation between Biggles and his arch enemy, Erich von Stalhien, a German Intelligence officer. It makes for an entertaining and informative read, as Biggles and his associates attempt to evade capture in order to escape to London with important military information.

GdnChildrensBks Little known,much loved as a child: The Last Flower,James Thurber. Could be any war but written '39 after invasion of Poland. Topics Children's books Children's books discussions. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Have you ever heard of the Battle of Osan, or even of the Korean War that it was a part of?

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Although it lasted for about three years, and although some 40, American soldiers lost their lives, the whole thing seemed so far away that, to this day, not a lot of people even know what the war was about or how it ended. In this handbook, we hope that you will learn the most important stuff about the Korean War.

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