Written by Michael Foreman
Illustrated by Michael Foreman
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It was Christmas Day in the trenches in France during World War One and a remarkable football match took place. British and German soldiers put down their weapons and took up a game of football instead. For one day, the enemies are friends: they talk and play instead of fighting. But, the war isn’t over and next day they pick up their weapons and the lads from Suffolk are ordered to go over the top…An astonishing story beautifully told in words and pictures…
Winner of the prestigious Smarties Prize, this unputdownable, yet at times harrowing story of a group of boys from Suffolk who sign up to fight in World War One is a classic. Written in memory of his Uncle who died during World War One this is probably the best children’s book for a youngster to read and begin to understand what his or her ancestors’ sacrificed their lives for to bring peace and prosperity to this country. It’s a masterpiece.
War Game by Michael Foreman
A partly fictionalised account of three men's involvement in the true story of the football game played between German and English troops in no man's land on Christmas Day in 1914. This book begins with the game in the fields of Suffolk, and follows their journey to the fields of Flanders and the realisation of their dream to play for England.
About the Author
Interest Age: 10+ years
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23rd October 2006
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