Demons of Dunkirk
Written by Paul Nolan
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This is an unputdownable adventure story woven around the evacuation at Dunkirk and then the D-Day landings but from a different angle in that the boy in the story is a conscientious objector but can the help he brings to Dunkirk lay his demons to rest? Packed with historical facts but written as fiction this is a great aid to pupils studying WW2 but also a thrilling read and a crucial reminder to children today of what their ancestors did in preventing what would have resulted in an entirely different country had the UK been invaded by the Nazis.
A message from the author, primary school teacher Paul Nolan : “Whilst researching a history lesson on the Dunkirk evacuations, I stumbled upon the amazing story of Charles Lightoller, the most senior surviving crew member of the Titanic. Many had labeled him as a coward, and over the years that followed he was racked by guilt. This story of redemption really resonated with the children I was teaching. It inspired the idea of a WW 1 Conscientious Objector, restoring his reputation by assisting in the Dunkirk evacuation. I wanted the story to be told through the eyes of a child and that’s where Charlie Jones (the central character in Demons of Dunkirk) comes in.'
Demons of Dunkirk by Paul Nolan
Charlie's mother and father work at a Spitfire factory in the fishing port of Hamble. After a run-in with a brutal instructor on the naval training ship Mercury, the teenager finds himself on the run from the British Navy. His father hooks him up with William - the Captain of a fishing boat called the White Feather. A few days later, the pair find themselves caught up in the most heroic retreat of WW2 - the Dunkirk evacuation.
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28th June 2015
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