Voices from the Second World War

A unique, moving collection of first-person accounts of the Second World War, published in association with the award-winning children's newspaper First News.

A powerful, moving collection of first-person accounts of the Second World War. Contributors include a rear gunner who took part in sixty bombing raids, a Jewish woman who played in the orchestra at Auschwitz, a Japanese man who survived Hiroshima and Sir Nicholas Winton, who saved 669 children by setting up the Kindertransport program from Czechoslovakia. Many of the interviews were conducted by children, and the book is being published in association with award-winning children's newspaper First News.

Categories: Non-Fiction

For readers aged: 9+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781406360110
  • Published: 14 Apr 2016
  • Price: £14.99
  • Size: 230 x 178 mm
  • Pages: 320

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'A powerful collection of first person accounts of the Second World War.' The Bookseller

'This insightful and sensitive historical book is packed full of personal accounts from World War Two. […] Children gain a real insight into the enormous effect that the war had on lives. It is a treasury of valuable lessons learned that can be passed down to future generations.' South Wales Evening Post

'Whether told from first-hand accounts or via the voices of friends and family, they’re compelling stories that have real power against the backdrop of their historical context. […] For casual reading or as more of a personal reference for any research project, Voice from the Second World War is a historical hardback of rare quality.' All About History

'This collection of reminiscences of people who livid through the Second World War provides a picture of the human side of the war which is often missing from the more traditional accounts of its history [...] there is a great deal of fascinating information given.' SLA

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