Young Voices

Young Voices : British Children Remember the Second World War

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For British children the Second World War was a terrifying time of deprivation, uprootings and separation. But, many also endured intense air raids or found themselves, shockingly, caught up in the action. "Young Voices" tells how British children across the globe lived in the days before and during the fighting. Meet nine-year-old Jean Greaves, whose father was taken by the Nazis for helping Jewish people; schoolboy Derek Bech who clung to a raft in heavy seas after his ship was torpedoed; baker's boy Ron Hurford in occupied Guernsey who stole German flour for his family; teenager and messenger Peter Izard who dodged a falling doodlebug; Manila internee Jacqueline Towell who couldn't walk for malnutrition; and many others who survived adversity and danger. Through the breathtaking stories of over one hundred contributors, Lyn Smith has written an extraordinary history of the war as seen through child's eyes.show more

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  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 32mm | 340.19g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 40 B/W photographs
  • 0141023252
  • 9780141023250
  • 2,051,525

About Lyn Smith

Lyn Smith has worked regularly as an oral history interviewer for the Imperial War Museum's Sound Archive for nearly 30 years. Using her own important contribution to the public archive, she has researched and written several books, including Forgotten Voices of the Holocaust and Pacifists in Action. She is also a lecturer in International Politics and International Affairs, and teaches at Regents College in London and at Webster University in St Louis, USA. Lyn Smith lives in Lewes, East Sussex.show more

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