The Boys Who Challenged Hitler

The Boys Who Challenged Hitler

Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club

Book - 2015
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"The true story of a group of boy resistance fighters in Denmark after the Nazi invasion"--
"At the outset of World War II, Denmark did not resist German occupation. Deeply ashamed of his nation's leaders, fifteen-year-old Knud Pedersen resolved with his brother and a handful of schoolmates to take action against the Nazis if the adults would not. Naming their secret club after the fiery British leader, the young patriots in the Churchill Club committed countless acts of sabotage, infuriating the Germans, who eventually had the boys tracked down and arrested. But their efforts were not in vain: the boys' exploits and eventual imprisonment helped spark a full-blown Danish resistance. Interweaving his own narrative with the recollections of Knud himself, here is Phil Hoose's inspiring story of these young war heroes"--
Publisher: New York :, Farrar, Straus, Giroux Books for Young Readers,, 2015.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780374300227
Branch Call Number: Y 940.534 HO
Characteristics: 1 volume


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May 21, 2019

Not just for young readers. A compelling, timely story of morally clear young people taking action against violent oppressors.

Mar 03, 2017

Amateur Davids who lose against professional Goliaths indeed.

Feb 11, 2017

Amateur Davids lost to professional Goliaths & sent to prison.
However, the Churchill club influenced the Danes & heartened the Allies.

Aug 26, 2016

I had never heard this story before. A true story about a small group of boys who were ashamed of Denmark's capitulation to the Nazis. Their acts were little more than vandalism is some cases but they went to jail for it and they were the pebbles that started the avalanche of Danish Resistance to the occupation.


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