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He was only fifteen when he enlisted in the navy without his father's permission. He was only sixteen when he died at Grimsby General Hospital with splinters of steel in his chest. The Battle of Jutland was the biggest sea battle since the Armada. Jack Cornwell was awarded a posthumous Victorian Cross for staying, seriously wounded, at his post on the HMS Chester. This is the tragic true story of one of the youngest heroes of World War I.
2010 sees the 70th anniversary of the evacuation of the allies at Dunkirk. The lives of 338,226 men were saved in 861 vessels. This story of one of the young men who aided in the evacuation is not heard for the very first time. Joe Read was only 15 years old wen he crossed the channel in his father's lifeboat, Brittanic, and braved artillery fire and German bombing to rescue British Expeditionary Forces.
Guardian Angel House is a very personal undertaking from author Kathy Clarke. Drawing on the memories of her mother and aunt, Kathy tells the true story of two young Jewish girls: Susan and Vera, who in German-occupied Hungary suddenly find themselves remove from the family home and sent to a convent to be kept 'safe' from the Nazis. Here they discover the meaning of humanity as the nus valiantly risk their lives every day to save 120 Jewish children.