[PDF / Epub] ☁ The Machine Gunners Nach Robert Westall – Wildlives.co
Bought this novel for a boy who likes history, particularly anything about WWII Well written for this age group. Some Bright Kid S Got A Gun And Rounds Of Live Ammo And That Gun S No Pea Shooter It Ll Go Through A Brick Wall At A Quarter Of A MileChas McGill Has The Second Best Collection Of War Souvenirs In Garmouth, And He Desperately Wants It To Be The Best When He Stumbles Across The Remains Of A German Bomber Crashed In The Woods Its Shiny, Black Machine Gun Still Intact He Grabs His Chance Soon He S Masterminding His Own War Effort With Dangerous And Unexpected Results The Machine Gunners Is Robert Westall S Gripping First Novel For Children Set During World War Two And Winner Of The Carnegie Medal Now With A Brilliant Cover Look Celebrating Its Fortieth Anniversary Includes A Bonus Short Story The Haunting Of Chas McGill And An Extended Biography Of The Author I read this book because my 9 year old grandson read it and loved it I wanted to be able to talk with him about it This is not my ideal subject matter but it was a good read. This book was an all time childhood favorite Military buffs like my younger self will find the setting particularly interesting, but this book will be enjoyed by a much broader audience It is a classic coming of age story that connects with an age old boyhood fantasy the desire to go out, build a fort, and fight bad guys all without one s parents It s kind of like a G rated and much plausible Red Dawn The book s message, over, is a wholesome one, celebrating adventurousness and independence and, at the same time, the safety and support that parents and other well meaning authorities can provide In sum, a true classic. Analyzing this story as an adult I might have taken the machine gun as an adventure minded young person, but thinking as an adult I would have retrieved the German airman s personal itemsand attempted to contact his family after WWII was over Thestory is well written, with accuracy in historical facts It wasnecessary to find fun activities under such adverse conditions.No one knew when they, or their neighbors would lose their lifeto a marauding German bomber or fighter plane targeting theirlocation I recommend this short story to those of all ages, whohave an interest in reliving a very humbling experience in worldhistory It certainly could have actually taken place in any areaof Britain that was under fire from the Luftwaffe. I read this as a kid and read it to my son Great story of kids in wartime and their unlikely affection for a downed German pilot who becomes their friend.