World War II - A Short Documentary
Best children's books about WWII
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The second world war was traumatic and frightening for children, and those being evacuated had to be very brave. I also want to recommend Pied Piper by Neville Shute, which was actually written during the war and is about an elderly Englishman who becomes responsible for a growing group of children as he tries to escape from the German invasion of France in I read it as a child, and it left a deep impression. The Machine Gunners by Robert Westall — still one of the best books for children about the second world war. Geordie lad Chas McGill adds the ultimate trophy to his collection of war souvenirs — a working machine gun from a crashed German bomber…. After soldiers come to her German town, young Rose follows a strange truck through the forest, unprepared for the horrors she witnesses behind a barded wire fence.
What we loves so much about historical fiction is that it not only teaches us about our past, but is invaluable for the success of our future. You can find something to love or connect with in every historical novel: some offer adventure or romance, some shed light on the darkest parts of our history, or give us hope when we need it most. These novels set during the WWII era are some of the most inspiring, heartbreaking, and powerful reads you will ever encounter and each of them gives us a new perspective on the time. Here are 18 World War 2 books to add to your shelf! With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. Add The Book Thief to your Goodreads shelf!
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More than seventy years ago, the Second World War, which lasted for six years, forever altered the lives of millions. Survivors of the Holocaust, veterans of the war, and civilian men, women, and even children of that era are aging out of the ability to relay their personal accounts.
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