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A Boy’s Own Wartime Adventure by Brian Page

A Boy’s Own Wartime Adventure by Brian Page

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A couple of years before I was born, the German people, in what turned out to be a poor decision, allowed Hindenburg, a fat man with a big moustache – to make Adolf Hitler, a thin man with a small moustache – their Chancellor. And so, in 1941, as part of his manifesto pledges regarding world domination, Adolf decided to flatten Liverpool, with no thought for the fact that this was where my mates and I lived. The result of this mad plan was that we had fewer toys at Christmas, a distinct lack of sweets and a number of seaside resorts were closed to paddlers. Sadly, school lessons went on more or less as usual, although we had to learn extra things like air raid drills, how to wear gas masks and sleep in air raid shelters. As if that wasn’t enough, we sang daft songs like ‘Roll Out the Barrel’ and ‘Run Rabbit Run’ to keep up our spirits. Worse still, it was another eight years before we had a holiday. How did this affect us I hear you ask? Well, it all began when Adolf dropped a bomb on our school…

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Just brilliant!
"What a fantastic CD! We listened to this every night into the late/early hours. It made us laugh out loud. The story was brilliant and the narrator brought the story to life with his great acting ability. A real education and a real insight into how it was growing up in those days! Thank you Brian, and we will look out for more of your audio books. This should be made into a TV series! Highly recommended! 5 Stars!"
Oct 31 2015, 16:29 PM
by Claire Pennington
Listen and laugh at tales from this Liverpudlian lad!
"What a find! The retelling of familiar wartime themes from from a child's perspective, a wonderfully warm and humorous selection of memories. Each is told so beautifully that as I listened I formed the scenes in my mind the 'bottle top badges' was a real gem! There are poignant moments like the gas masks for babies and laugh-out-loud moments; my favorite being the 'garden fork versus welly' incident. I'm keeping this ready to play to my children when they next complain about not having the latest gadget/computer game/phone."
Sep 15 2015, 11:11 AM
by Juliet Bailey

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