Excellent, Intermediate, Phillip Hoose, History, World War II, Underground Movement, Heroes, Denmark
Knud Pedersen and the nine other schoolboys of the Churchill Club are Danish national heroes. Initially frustrated by their countrymen’s acceptance of the Nazi occupation, they secretly sabotage German war efforts. Winston Churchill and the Royal Air Force are their inspiration. For more than a year they destroy property and steal weapons. The Club is eventually discovered and imprisoned for more than two years. They face this challenge just as bravely and even orchestrate several escape attempts. When they are released, they find that their sacrifices have inspired nationwide resistance that severely hampers the German occupation. The war concludes with an Allied victory, and the Club gets to meet Prime Minister Churchill.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club,"
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 37
, Article 9.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol37/iss9/9