'Some bright kid's got a gun and 2000 rounds of live ammo. And that gun's no pea-shooter. It'll go through a brick wall at a quarter of a mile.' Chas McGill has the second-best collection of war souvenirs in Garmouth, and he desperately wants it to be the best.
When he stumbles across the remains of a German bomber crashed in the woods - its shiny, black machine-gun still intact - he grabs his chance. Soon he's masterminding his own war effort with dangerous and unexpected results . .
. The Machine Gunners is Robert Westall's gripping first novel for children set during World War Two and winner of the Carnegie Medal. Now with a brilliant cover look celebrating its fortieth anniversary.
Author: Westall, Robert, Binding: Paperback, Imprint: Macmillan Children's Books, Series: N/A, Publisher: PAN MACMILLAN , Published: 07/05/2015, Pagination: 256 pages, Classification: Children's, young adult & educational, Country of Publication: United Kingdom