The Children who Fought Hitler

The Children Who Fought Hitler is their story: a war story about people from an unusual community, told from a fresh and human perspective.

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Author: Sue Elliott

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781848543904

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Few people know that Ypres, centre of First World War remembrance, was once home to a thriving British community that played a heroic role in the Second World War. This expatriate outpost grew around the British ex-servicemen who cared for the war memorials and cemeteries of 'Flanders Fields'. Many married local women and their children grew up multi-lingual, but attended their own school and were intensely proud to be British. When Germany invaded in 1940 the community was threatened: some children managed to escape, others were not so lucky. But, armed with their linguistic skills and local knowledge, pupils of the British Memorial School were uniquely prepared to fight Hitler in occupied territory and from Britain. Still in their teens, some risked capture, torture and death in intelligence and resistance operations in the field. An exceptional patriotism spurred them on to feats of bravery in this new conflict. Whilst their peers at home were being evacuated to the English countryside, these children were directly exposed to danger in one of the major theatres of war. James Fox was a pupil at the British Memorial School in 1940 and he has made it his mission to trace his former school friends. The Children Who Fought Hitler is their story: a war story about people from an unusual community, told from a fresh and human perspective.

The Children s Train

In November 1938 on The Night of the Broken Glass, the Jewish people of Germany are terrified as Hitler's men shatter their store windows, steal and destroy their belongings, and arrest many Jewish fathers and brothers.

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Author: Jana Zinser

Publisher: BQB Publishing

ISBN: 9781939371867

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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In November 1938 on The Night of the Broken Glass, the Jewish people of Germany are terrified as Hitler's men shatter their store windows, steal and destroy their belongings, and arrest many Jewish fathers and brothers. Parents fear for their own lives but their focus is on protecting their children. When England arranges to take the children out of Germany by train, the Kindertransport is organized and parents scramble to get places on the trains for their young family members, worried about what the future will hold. Soon, trains filled with Jewish children escaping the Nazis chug over the border into Holland, where they are ferried across the English Channel to England and to freedom. But for Peter, the shy violin player, his sister Becca, and his friends Stephen and Hans, life in England holds challenges as well. Peter’s friend Eva, who did not get a seat on the Kindertransport, is left to the evil plans of Hitler. Peter, working his musician’s hands raw at a farm in Coventry, wonders if they should have stayed and fought back instead of escaping. When the Coventry farm is bombed and Nazis have reached England, Peter feels he has nothing left. He decides it’s time to stand and fight Hitler. Peter returns to Germany to join the Jewish underground resistance, search for the mother and sister he left behind in Berlin, and rescue his childhood friend Eva.

The Hitler Youth Gristle for the Reich s Mill

This book covers the whole story of a generation of young Germans, from the rebirth of a Nation to its consignment to the abyss and their role in this calamity.

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Author: David G Williams

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781326091996

Category: History

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How was it an entire cultured nation allowed their children to be raised by a political party with an ideology of hate? Stories of the fanatical bravery of the young men and children of the Reich on the battlefields of Europe are abundant. One could even admire the courage of the Volkssturm and the Hitler Youth as they battled relentlessly against the Allied and Soviet armies. But when one looks at it in the cold light of day, one cannot fail to be overwhelmed with the senseless loss of life. Millions butchered for an old man’s nightmare vision of a world he hated and wanted to see burn. His failure to face the facts, combined with the Allies demand for unconditional surrender resulted in an entire generation consumed to the abyss. The Wehrmacht, the Hitler Youth, the Volkssturm and the children were all in the end just gristle for the Reich’s mill. This book covers the whole story of a generation of young Germans, from the rebirth of a Nation to its consignment to the abyss and their role in this calamity.

Love Child

This is the heart-warming true story of a little girl's adoption in the 1950s and her search, nearly forty years later, for her birth mother. When mother and daughter meet, Sue thinks she has finally reached the end of her journey.

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Author: Sue Elliott

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446445495

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Adoption is one of the great, untold stories of our recent past. It is a truly epic tale of loss, guilt, identity, family feuds, reunion and redemption. It is a subject, until very recently, surrounded by secrecy and taboos. This is the heart-warming true story of a little girl's adoption in the 1950s and her search, nearly forty years later, for her birth mother. When mother and daughter meet, Sue thinks she has finally reached the end of her journey. Then Sue discovers she wasn't the only baby her mother gave away ... Weaved throughout is the vivid, emotional history of adoption in the UK. Drawing on a wide range of intimate personal experiences, it outlines the forces that shaped 20th century adoption practice, from baby-farming, the stigma of illegitimacy, incest and the bastardy laws, to children taken by force, the Magdalene laundries, mass emigration schemes without parental consent, to modern day adoption practices, buying babies from abroad, sperm donor fathers and tearful reunions on Trisha.

Defending the Motherland

Drawing on original interviews with surviving airwomen, Lyuba Vinogradova weaves together the untold stories of the female Soviet fighter pilots of the Second World War.

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Author: Luba Vinogradova

Publisher:

ISBN: 0857051938

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 400

View: 893

Plucked from every background, and led by an N.K.V.D. Major, the new recruits who boarded a train in Moscow on 16th October 1941 to go to war had much in common with millions of others across the world. What made the 586th Fighter Regiment, the 587th Heavy-bomber Regiment and the 588th Regiment of light night-bombers unique was their gender: the Soviet Union was creating the first all-female active combat units in modern history. Drawing on original interviews with surviving airwomen, Lyuba Vinogradova weaves together the untold stories of the female Soviet fighter pilots of the Second World War. From that first train journey to the last tragic disappearance, Vinogradova's panoramic account of these women's lives follows them from society balls to unmarked graves, from landmark victories to the horrors of Stalingrad. Battling not just fearsome Aces of the Luftwaffe but also patronising prejudice from their own leaders, women such as Lilya Litvyak and Ekaterina Budanova are brought to life by the diaries and recollections of those who knew them, and who watched them live, love, fight and die.

I Heard My Country Calling

After a tragic childhood among the Great War cemeteries of Flanders Fields, a troubled young woman searches for love and meaning in war-ravaged Europe.

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Author: Sue Elliott

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750966498

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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After a tragic childhood among the Great War cemeteries of Flanders Fields, a troubled young woman searches for love and meaning in war-ravaged Europe. Elaine Madden’s quest takes her from occupied Belgium through the chaos of Dunkirk, where she flees disguised as a British soldier, into the London Blitz, where she finally begins to discover herself. Recruited to T Section of the Special Operations Executive (SOE) as a ‘fast courier’, she is parachuted back to the country of her birth to undertake a top-secret political mission and help speed its liberation from Nazi oppression. Elaine Madden never claimed to be a heroine, but her story proves otherwise. Its centrepiece – war service as one of only two women SOE agents parachuted into enemy-occupied Belgium – is just one episode in an extraordinary real-life drama of highs and lows, love, loss and betrayal. Relayed to the author in the final years of her life, Elaine’s true story of courage and humour in testing times is more intriguing, more compelling than fiction.

Britain s Greatest Generation

In association with the flagship BBC2 series. This is the story of the men and women of a truly remarkable generation.

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Author: Sue Elliott

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473518315

Category: History

Page: 368

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In association with the flagship BBC2 series. This is the story of the men and women of a truly remarkable generation. Born into a world still reeling from the earth-shattering events of the Great War, they grew up during the appalling economic depression of the 1930s, witnessed the globe tear itself apart again during the Second World War, and emerged from post-war austerity determined to create a new society for their children. It is the story of people who raised their families during the immense social upheaval of the Fifties and Sixties, as the world in which they had grown up changed inexorably. It is the story of the people who shaped the way we live now. Britain's Greatest Generation tells this multi-faceted story through the eye-witness accounts of those who were there, from Japanese prisoner of war Fergus Anckorn to Dame Vera Lynn, from Bletchley Park veteran Jean Valentine to Dad's Army creator Jimmy Perry, and from fighter pilot Tom Neil to the Queen's cousin Margaret Rhodes. Together their testimony creates a vivid, often deeply moving picture of an extraordinary epoch – and the extraordinary people who lived through it.

Voices of World War Two

In association with the flagship BBC2 series. This is the story of the men and women of a truly remarkable generation.

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Author: Sue Elliott

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473537378

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 725

In association with the flagship BBC2 series. This is the story of the men and women of a truly remarkable generation. Born into a world still reeling from the earth-shattering events of the Great War, they grew up during the appalling economic depression of the 1930s, witnessed the globe tear itself apart again during the Second World War, and emerged from post-war austerity determined to create a new society for their children. It is the story of people who raised their families during the immense social upheaval of the Fifties and Sixties, as the world in which they had grown up changed inexorably. It is the story of the people who shaped the way we live now. Britain's Greatest Generation tells this multi-faceted story through the eye-witness accounts of those who were there, from Japanese prisoner of war Fergus Anckorn to Dame Vera Lynn, from Bletchley Park veteran Jean Valentine to Dad's Army creator Jimmy Perry, and from fighter pilot Tom Neil to the Queen's cousin Margaret Rhodes. Together their testimony creates a vivid, often deeply moving picture of an extraordinary epoch – and the extraordinary people who lived through it.

Return to Belgium

(The Daily Mail, 'The Children who fought Hitler: How British ex-pats became the Third Reich's fiercest foes' Lisa Sewards, 23 October 2009) After hours of ...

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Author: Bernard O'Connor

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781902810355

Category:

Page:

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Hitler s Using Children For Army

This book is about a glimpse into the hidden world of life inside Nazi Germany for ordinary German citizens and Hitler's cherished Aryan youth. It is an illuminating and unique perspective that must not be lost to the world.

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Author: Cruz Mousa

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798745912993

Category:

Page: 104

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The Hitler Youth was essentially an army of fit, young Germans that Hitler had created, trained to fight for their country. They had the "choice" either to follow Nazi party orders or to face trial with the possibility of execution. This book is about a glimpse into the hidden world of life inside Nazi Germany for ordinary German citizens and Hitler's cherished Aryan youth. It is an illuminating and unique perspective that must not be lost to the world. It is the account of how propaganda and fear are used on ordinary people to steal their souls and perpetrate genocide.

Horrors Of WWII

This book is about a glimpse into the hidden world of life inside Nazi Germany for ordinary German citizens and Hitler's cherished Aryan youth. It is an illuminating and unique perspective that must not be lost to the world.

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Author: Rossana Knipple

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798745729713

Category:

Page: 104

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The Hitler Youth was essentially an army of fit, young Germans that Hitler had created, trained to fight for their country. They had the "choice" either to follow Nazi party orders or to face trial with the possibility of execution. This book is about a glimpse into the hidden world of life inside Nazi Germany for ordinary German citizens and Hitler's cherished Aryan youth. It is an illuminating and unique perspective that must not be lost to the world. It is the account of how propaganda and fear are used on ordinary people to steal their souls and perpetrate genocide.

Wildlife Film Making

Everest 1 – Tigress DIY SOS – BBC The Children Who Fought Hitler– Testimony Films I'm part of a team of nine dubbing mixers and six dubbing editors who work ...

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Author: Piers Warren

Publisher: Wildeye

ISBN: 9781905843022

Category: Photography

Page: 232

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As technology advances rapidly and viewers' options increase, this book presents a fascinating exploration of the future of the wildlife film-making industry. Its unique collection of views and advice make this book an invaluable resource for everyone who wishes to succeed as a wildlife film-maker in years to come. With articles from many leading figures in the industry and case studies of numerous skilled practitioners.

Gardens of Stone My Boyhood in the French Resistance

... James and Elliott, Sue, The Children who Fought Hitler (John Murray, 2010) Lheureux, Daniele, Sylvestre-Farmer Avec le Capitaine Michel (Geai Bleu, ...

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Author: Stephen Grady

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444760613

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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An extraordinary wartime memoir, combining the best kind of adventure story with a coming of age testimony of unforgettable resonance and poignancy. September 2011, Halkidiki, Northern Greece. A solitary 86 year-old man gazes across an Aegean headland, knowing that he must finally confront his past. He begins to write... September 1939, Nieppe, Northern France. 14 year-old Stephen is living with his family, 25 kilometres from Ypres. His French mother battles with her encroaching blindness. Failing to escape the advancing German army, his English father can no longer look after the war graves that cast so heartbreaking a shadow across the region. Stephen and his friend Marcel embark upon their great adventure: collecting souvenirs from strafed convoys and crashed Messerschmitts. But their world turns dark when arrested and imprisoned for sabotage and threatened with deportation or the firing squad. Upon his release, and still only 16, Stephen is recruited by the French Resistance. Growing up under the threat of imminent betrayal, he learns the arts of clandestine warfare, and - in a moment that haunts him still - how to kill... Such was the impact of Stephen Grady's work for the French Resistance, (especially during the countdown to D-Day and its bloody aftermath) that he was awarded the Croix de Guerre and the American Medal of Freedom.

No Man s Land

... recorded sounds of playing children, then mothers ironing and gossiping, ... no Hitler; their children who had fought four wars and absorbed refugees ...

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Author: Editor Jimmy Goldfarb

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781329147669

Category: Fiction

Page:

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Terry Seas, the narrator of No Man’s Land, recounts the week of Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination from the vantage point of a pitchers mound. Once a platform for prophecy, the baseball diamond now straddles no man’s land between Israel and Yasser Arafat’s Palestinian Authority. While real-estate developers, kibbutz farmers, right-wing settlers, and Arab refugees all try to prove their claims to the land by creating facts on the ground, archeologists uncover the past, protesters march for and against, the media follows every bit of breaking news - and Terry must struggle against fate to prevent disaster, even if it destroys all chance of finding love.

Hitler s Children

In a series of interviews, the author reveals how the children of the leaders of the Third Reich now judge the sins of their fathers

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Author: Gerald L. Posner

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015019442725

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 239

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In a series of interviews, the author reveals how the children of the leaders of the Third Reich now judge the sins of their fathers

Ypres

... Memory of the Great War', DPhil thesis, University of Sussex, 2005. Elliott, Sue, and Fox, James, The Children Who Fought Hitler: 239 BIBLIOGRAPHY.

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Author: Mark Connelly

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191022388

Category: History

Page: 288

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In 1914, Ypres was a sleepy Belgian city admired for its magnificent Gothic architecture. The arrival of the rival armies in October 1914 transformed it into a place known throughout the world, each of the combatants associating the place with it its own particular palette of values and imagery. It is now at the heart of First World War battlefield tourism, with much of it's economy devoted to serving the interests of visitors from across the world. The surrounding countryside is dominated by memorials, cemeteries, and museums, many of which were erected in the 1920s and 1930s, but the number of which are being constantly added to as fascination with the region increases. Mark Connelly and Stefan Goebel explore the ways in which Ypres has been understood and interpreted by Britain and the Commonwealth, Belgium, France, and Germany, including the variants developed by the Nazis, looking at the ways in which different groups have struggled to impose their own narratives on the city and the region around it. They explore the city's growth as a tourist destination and examine the sometimes tricky relationship between local people and battlefield visitors, on the spectrum between respectful pilgrims and tourists seeking shocks and thrills. The result of new and extensive archival research across a number of countries, this new volume in the Great Battles series offers an innovative overview of the development of a critical site of Great War memory.

Did the Children Cry

Based on vast research in the United States, Great Britain, and Poland, many interviews, theses and other papers, documents and official histories, memoirs, autobiographies, articles, periodicals and newspapers, Did the Children Cry? stands ...

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Author: Richard C. Lukas

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015032448311

Category: History

Page: 263

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An unprecedented aspect of Nazi genocide in World War II was the cold and deliberate decision not to spare the children. Jewish children, first driven into the ghettos, were marked for total destruction as part of the "Final Solution" once it was put into effect, in 1942. Gentile children were starved, killed, or Germanized in order to reduce the Polish nation to a small complement of semi-literate slaves tending the Herrenvolk in their thousand-year Reich. This record also includes accounts of how they fought back by working for the underground, smuggling food into the ghettos, attending secret classes to continue their forbidden education. Included are stories of villains like Mengele who selected children for execution during Jewish religious holidays; Rudolph Hoess, Auschwitz's commandant who admitted his own discomfort when he witnessed the gassing of prisoners with the excuse: "I was a soldier and an officer"; a heroic Dr. Janusz Korczak who was in charge of an orphanage in the ghetto, but refused to leave his orphans, and at the head of a contingent of 192 children and 8 staff members, erect, his eyes looking into the distance, held the hands of two children as he led them to the railroad platform where trains took them to certain death. Based on vast research in the United States, Great Britain, and Poland, many interviews, theses and other papers, documents and official histories, memoirs, autobiographies, articles, periodicals and newspapers, Did the Children Cry? stands as a monument to millions of children who were bombed, wounded, deported, raped, starved, maimed, subjected to "medical" experimentation, and killed in German-occupied Poland.

Hitler s Boy Soldiers

The true, untold story of how Germany’s children fought in WWII, through the lens of the author’s father and his rediscovered journal Helene Munson resurrects her father’s WWII journals and embarks on a meticulous investigation, ...

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Author: Helene Munson

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 9781615198603

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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A personal window into a nation’s shameful past, this is the untold story of an entire generation of German children who were pressed into becoming soldiers in Hitler’s army The daughter of a World War II German child soldier, Helene Munson masterfully weaves together her father’s firsthand experience, as resurrected after his death through his wartime journals, and a meticulously researched investigation of how the Nazis educated and trained 300,000 German children against their will. Hitler’s Boy Soldiers documents the sensitive topic of elite-schooled youth soldiers under the Nazi regime. Teachers were conflicted between educating children in good faith and the authorities’ demands to turn students into mini Nazis, whether at common Napolas or elite Feldafing, as experienced by Helene’s father, Hans. Born in Chile in 1927 to German expats who fled the Weimar Republic, Hans was sent to Germany in 1937 for better schooling opportunities. Four years after his arrival, Hans was accepted into the elite Feldafing school, which became a training academy for Nazi officers; all students were quickly enlisted in Hitler Youth. At age 15, Hans was drafted as an antiaircraft gunner and, at 17, sent to train for the SS. This deeply personal book explores the long-lasting effects of brainwashed young minds, when children were forced to sign membership to a party they did not understand. Helene’s father’s suffering cast a shadow over her own childhood, and after reading his wartime diaries, she embarked upon a mission to retrace his steps and shine a light upon this taboo subject: What happened to the 10 million German children who attended Nazi schools and 300,000 German child soldiers sent to WWII? At once a modern narrative and an important contribution to history, Hitler’s Boy Soldiers grapples with nuanced issues of inherited trauma, the nature of being a victim or a survivor, and the burden of guilt that remains. It is the moving story of a generation that lived in silence with the shame of what had been done to them.

On Freud s Group Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego

I always say that I fought Hitler and won, by proving to him that I could raise children like you said: children who excelled. Sadly, but excelling in many ...

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Author: Ethel Spector Person

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429916939

Category: Psychology

Page: 200

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The sixth volume in the series "Contemporary Freud: Turning Points and Critical Issues," published with the International Psychoanalytic Association, turns to Group Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego (1921). In this classic text Freud offered an analysis of the roots of group identity, of the contagions of panic and fanaticism, and of the submission of the individual to the leader that only gained cogency with each passing decade of the troubled twentieth century. And Freud's insights have become more relevant still in the aftermath of the shattering events of September 11, 2001. Following an introduction to the volume by Ethel Spector Person and a summary and abridgement of Freud's text by John Kerr, the contributors to this volume - Didier Anzieu, Robert Caper, Abraham Zeleznik, Andre Haynal, Ernst Falzeder, Yolanda Gampel, and Claudio Laks Eisirik - provide commentaries on Freud's work, explicating the multiple ways in which Freud's insights continue to illuminate the irrational dynamics to which all groups, including psychoanalytic institutions, are prey. Serving as both an introduction to, and an elegant expansion of, Freud's texts, this volume demonstrates the role of psychoanalytic hypotheses in obtaining deeper insight into the tectonic shifts in group psychology underlying today's mass society.

Children Against Hitler

“A fitting memorial to the children who risked (and so often lost) their lives in resisting the Nazi war machine . . . extraordinary, unique, informative.” —Midwest Book Review Readers of all generations have grown up on The Silver ...

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Author: Monica Porter

Publisher: Pen and Sword History

ISBN: 9781526764294

Category: History

Page: 179

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Readers of all generations have grown up on The Silver Sword, Ian Serraillier’s best-selling tale of children under wartime occupation, but few know the real life stories of the children and teenagers who went further and actually stood up to the Nazis. Here, for the first time, Monica Porter gathers together their stories from many corners of occupied Europe, showing how in a variety of audacious and inventive ways children as young as six resisted the Nazi menace, risking and sometimes even sacrificing their brief lives in the process: a heroism that until now has largely gone unsung. These courageous youngsters came from all classes and backgrounds. There were high school dropouts and social misfits, brainy bookworms, the children of farmers and factory workers. Some lost their entire families to the war, yet fought on alone. Often more adept and fearless at resistance than adults, they exuded an air of guilelessness and could slip more easily under the Nazi radar. But as nets tightened, many were captured, tortured or imprisoned, some paying the highest price – a life cut short by execution before they had even turned eighteen. These children were motivated by different ideals; patriotism, political conviction, their Christian beliefs, or revulsion at the brutality of the Third Reich. But what united them was their determination to strike back at an enemy which had deprived them of their freedom, their dignity - and their childhood.