Sean Longden's gripping retelling of the conflict uncovers some amazing stories of Britain's children in WWII, both at home and on the front line. They include the girl guide who was awarded the George Medal for bravery for saving a family in the Blitz, the teenage merchant seaman who was sunk 3 times and the child captive in a German POW camp. By allowing them to tell their stories in their own words, Longden reveals both the horrors and the humour of young lives in troubled times. This book transforms the way you will view the relationships between the Second World War and the younger generation of the time - our grandparents.
From the dangers of London streets during the Blitz to working on the high seas in the Merchant Navy during the Atlantic Convoy, children were on the frontline of battle during the Second World War. Through extensive interviews and research, Longden uncovers previously untold stories of heroism and courage.
Praise for Sean Longden:
'A rising name in military history ...able to uncover the missing stories of the Second World War.' The Guardian
'A tenacious sleuth of Second World War secrets.' Andrew Roberts
'At times you have to stop and remind yourself that you're reading history and not an 007 thriller.' The Soldier
'First class history from a first class historian.' Military Illustrated
'Fascinating.' Financial Times
Publication date: 01/03/2012
Publisher: Constable an imprint of Constable and Robinson
|Publication date:||1st March 2012|
|Publisher:||Constable an imprint of Constable and Robinson|
|Genres:||Biography / Autobiography, eBook Favourites, History, The Real World,|
Sean Londgen is the author of a number of books which overturns the traditional narrative of the Second World War. In Dunkirk, he told the story of the 44,000 that were left behind the beaches as the allies escaped the Nazis; in Hitler's British Slaves, he uncovered the brutal treatment of PoWs in internment camps; To the Victory the Spoils reveals the unexpected story of Montgomerie's boys as they marched from D Day to Berlin. T Force unveils the story of a secret regiment that set up in order to capture Nazi war secrets in the aftermath of the Armistice. He ...More About Sean Longden