Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club

Written by Phillip Hoose

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.

Age Range 12 - 18 years
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Copyright Year
Page Count
208
Publisher
Farrar Straus and Giroux
Grade Level 10th - 12th
ISBN
9780374300227
Lexile 970
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