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The boys who challenged Hitler : Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club /

"The true story of a group of boy resistance fighters in Denmark after the Nazi invasion"-- Full description

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Language: English
Published: Farrar Straus Giroux, 2015
Edition: First edition.
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Summary: "The true story of a group of boy resistance fighters in Denmark after the Nazi invasion"--
"At the outset of World War II, Denmark did not resist German occupation. Deeply ashamed of his nation's leaders, fifteen-year-old Knud Pedersen resolved with his brother and a handful of schoolmates to take action against the Nazis if the adults would not. Naming their secret club after the fiery British leader, the young patriots in the Churchill Club committed countless acts of sabotage, infuriating the Germans, who eventually had the boys tracked down and arrested. But their efforts were not in vain: the boys' exploits and eventual imprisonment helped spark a full-blown Danish resistance. Interweaving his own narrative with the recollections of Knud himself, here is Phil Hoose's inspiring story of these young war heroes"--
Physical Description: viii, 198 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Audience: Middle School.
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Awards: Boston Globe/Horn Book Nonfiction Honor, 2015.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9780374300227
0374300224

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