The Machine-gunners

By Robert Westall

Synopsis

A children's novel set in the Second World War. It is 1940 in Tyneside. A German Heinkel bomber has been shot down. Someone has managed to get away with a machine gun and its ammunition from the crashed plane. But who? And what will they do with the gun? The story of Chas McGill and his school friends offers an account of life in the Blitz.

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