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‘With Just One Suitcase’ by Cheryl Koenig

This is a marvellous story about two boys, Frici and Istvan, on Jewish and one Catholic, living in the same town in Romania when World War 2 breaks out and changes their lives and that of their families forever. The … Continue reading

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Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

This is the story of Louie Zamperini, Olympic runner and WWII airman who went through an horror-filled existence in a brutal Japanese POW camp, but it is also so much more. The author is brilliant at putting Zamperini’s story in the context of the … Continue reading

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Heroes of the Skies by Michael Veitch

‘Heroes of the Skies’ by Michael Veitch.  I was drawn to this book because I have always been interested in the ordinary people who ended up in extraordinary situations in times of war: the stories of what they did, how … Continue reading

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