Young Voices: British Children Remember The Second World War by Lyn Smith
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Young Voices , please sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Written in association with the Imperial War Museum, Lyn Smith undertook the mammoth task of ploughing through the written and oral archives contained therein. She uses excerpts from a variety of children,some living in the UK and some stranded in enemy territories. The most harrowing are the accounts from children rescued from the SS City of Benares which was torpedoed and sunk whilst carrying evacuees across the Atlantic, supposedly to safety.
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One day the German kommandant arrived to present a prize, which she as top of the class in German, was to receive. Someone whispered the question again in English, and the girl was able to answer correctly. A book in German which she was unable to read.
Read more about my thoughts on books and writing at www. Nov 16, Mandy rated it really liked it Shelves: This book contains extracts of people's recollections of their experiences in wartime Britain, and is fascinating.
And when they ask us how dangerous it was . . .
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