The Boys Who Challenged Hitler

The Boys Who Challenged Hitler

Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club

eBook - 2015
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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 Phillip Hoose's inspiring story of these young war heroes.This thoroughly-researched and documented book can be worked into multiple aspects of the common core curriculum.
Publisher: 2015
ISBN: 9780374302726
Branch Call Number: OverDrive ebook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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The fascinating story of a group of teenagers who sabotaged the Nazis and helped start a resistance movement in Denmark during World War Two. 198 pages

The true story of a group of boy resistance fighters in Denmark after the Nazi invasion.

The true story of a group of boy resistance fighters in Denmark after the Nazi invasion

I admit it, I'm a kids nonfiction junkie. Hoose is kind of my hero. This is another fantastic offering, looking at Danish resistance spear-headed by school boys in WWII. My son and I found it as compelling a page-turner as any rip-roaring historical fiction! - Seana

When the Danish king and government gave in to the Nazis in order to preserve their country, Knud and a group of young Danes felt they had to do something. This is their exciting story of sabotaging the Germans in Denmark.

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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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