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War Children shows what life was like during the Second World War for the children who lived through it.

What was it like going to school in Nazi Germany, or helping to put fires out during the Blitz?

How did it feel to be evacuated, or to arrive in Britain as a a refugee and then be told you were an "enemy alien"?

Can you imagine running for your life as a doodlebug hurtled towards you, or drifting in a lifeboat for eight days, in the middle of the Atlandtic Ocean?

In this book, eyewitnesses interviewed by the Imperial War Museum tell you just how it felt to be there.

Reader's Reviews


A unique record, a vitally important book. (Michael Morpurgo, Children's Laureate)


This is childhood experience...presented with an immedicay and frankness that will make an immediate connectin with young readers today. (Books for Keeps)


I loved this book. The chapters start with a description of a war topic. Then there are quotes from lots of children about the chapter topic and their own experiences. It is the view of World War 2 from the perspection of children. (Olivia Phillips, Age 18) 

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Parental Guidance

  • Reading Age: 12+
  • Reading Aloud Age: 10+

Contains comments about World War 2 and the children's experience, some of which may be upsetting.

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