.BOOK ⚆ The Machine Gunners ☧ eBooks or Kindle ePUB free

First published in 1975, I read this in the late seventies, aged 9 or 10 I ve since read it twiceas an adult and am always gripped by the excitement, the suspense, the build up and the action As an adult I can see new aspects to the book, tales of friendship and evolving relationships, heartwarming and heartwrenching at the same time Contrary to other reviews, this book is not set in London, but in the north east of England, north of Newcastle honestly, this is an important point, as First published in 1975, I read this in the late seventies, aged 9 or 10 I ve since read it twiceas an adult and am always gripped by the excitement, the suspense, the build up and the action As an adult I can see new aspects to the book, tales of friendship and evolving relationships, heartwarming and heartwrenching at the same time Contrary to other reviews, this book is not set in London, but in the north east of England, north of Newcastle honestly, this is an important point, as the book takes on a whole new life when you imagine the characters speaking in Geordie accents You didn t really think Nana McGill really thought Germans was spelt Jarmans , did you It tells the tale of a group of children and their own efforts to defend their country during the second world war, after first appropriating a machine gun from an undiscovered crashed German plane and later acquiring their very own prisoner of war You ll have missed out on a real treat if you miss this book Young adult second world war adventure As a child of the late 60 s I loved to read everything from Captain Hurricane in the Valliant, the wonderful William by Richard Compton, and the amazing adventures of those intrepid five, the famous five The machine gunners harks back to an innocent time, set during the second world war and a society light years away from the introduction of the internet and the scourge of social media It s the story of Chas McGill and how he acquires a machine gun from t Young adult second world war adventure As a child of the late 60 s I loved to read everything from Captain Hurricane in the Valliant, the wonderful William by Richard Compton, and the amazing adventures of those intrepid five, the famous five The machine gunners harks back to an innocent time, set during the second world war and a society light years away from the introduction of the internet and the scourge of social media It s the story of Chas McGill and how he acquires a machine gun from the downed wreck of a German fighter plane It s actuallythan that a story of friendship and growing up in a fictitious north east English town of Garmouth where the inhabitants attempt to survive under the constant bombing by Nazi fighter pilots We meet Rudi a German pilot, ousted from his destroyed plane, who encounters Chas and his close gang Clogger and Nicky Rudi is befriended by the gang of friends and they realize that those who they were taught to hate and fear are just like themselves frightened and disillusioned My response after reading chapters 1 5 is, this book so far is going great, im enjoying it very much and i want to keep reading But I can t as we are reading it as a class The reason I like Chas because, he really wants to beat Boddser in his Collection of war wreackage, he is really keen on beating him, he even put his life endanger to saw of a machine gun of and take it home The most suprising thing iv e learned from this book is that, Chas has a hard life, hiding in the shelters at night My response after reading chapters 1 5 is, this book so far is going great, im enjoying it very much and i want to keep reading But I can t as we are reading it as a class The reason I like Chas because, he really wants to beat Boddser in his Collection of war wreackage, he is really keen on beating him, he even put his life endanger to saw of a machine gun of and take it home The most suprising thing iv e learned from this book is that, Chas has a hard life, hiding in the shelters at night and finding war wreakage I can t wait to keep reading I hope the end is as great as the start I have finished reading The Machine gunners finally it was a really good book, it was very interesting, especially when they found the machine gun I mean if you found a machine gun you would go mental, haha Overall this book was a great read, i read it in 3 days of the holidays i would definitly read another book from Robert Westall, chas is my favorite character because he is outgoing and he has a gun collection the second best in his school.when chas was sawing the machine gun off because Fatty Hardy was coming and he was going hundreds when he was sawing it off.the language layout, it was like old English, for example Yee harty ol feed insted of what we say now mean harty feed bro he was trying to communicate that it was hard living back then, running to the shelters whilst a bomb was being dropped 2 blocks down.Cherub, lots of action and it was fun to readit was different to cherub because cherub wasn t as old as this is.i would recommend this book to others yes.It is interesting because the language layout is old and quite hard to understand, but you get it if you say it aloud, thats why it s interesting.Made me think about how hard it was living back then Because running to bomb shelters Thanks Jonny My grandfather prompted me to read this book when I was about 11 and I thought that it was absolutely brilliant On all the times I ve read it since, it has lost none of it s original lustre and, if possible, has got even better now that I understand everything better.What makes this book even better andvivid for me is that I found out recently that one of my grandfather s friends actually found a crashed German bomber, borrowed the machine gun and took it home He showed it to his frien My grandfather prompted me to read this book when I was about 11 and I thought that it was absolutely brilliant On all the times I ve read it since, it has lost none of it s original lustre and, if possible, has got even better now that I understand everything better.What makes this book even better andvivid for me is that I found out recently that one of my grandfather s friends actually found a crashed German bomber, borrowed the machine gun and took it home He showed it to his friends and they all went down to one of the nearby fields to have a go and fired it into the woods No one actually reported anything and in the end, the elder brother of the boy in question returned home on leave, realised that his brother had the gun and took it back with him, pretending that he d found it so his brother wouldn t get into trouble So there we are It s very nearly a true story I would quite happily make every schoolchild in England, Europe, the world, oh let s just say the Universe, read this book And plenty of adults too Like much of Westall s work, this book is set in WW2 England, where boys idea of fun is to collect assorted debris from the carnage of the Blitz bits of planes and bombs, with the nose cone of a Messerschmitt the ultimate prize But when some boys find something rather larger, anddangerous, they decide that they can play a real role in the war effort.This is the perfect book for reluctant boy readers who are competent at the technical aspects of reading, but simply don t think there s a Like much of Westall s work, this book is set in WW2 England, where boys idea of fun is to collect assorted debris from the carnage of the Blitz bits of planes and bombs, with the nose cone of a Messerschmitt the ultimate prize But when some boys find something rather larger, anddangerous, they decide that they can play a real role in the war effort.This is the perfect book for reluctant boy readers who are competent at the technical aspects of reading, but simply don t think there s any point to the exercise It s perfect because it starts out all hi jinks and adventure, but seductively turns into a very serious story with a real heart, even though the adventure never lets up The Machine Gunners by Robert Westall is set during the blitz of WWII in a northern British city It follows the adventures of 14 year old Chas McGill and his friends as they discover a downed German machine gun and secretly build their own bunker to house it, the better to defend Britain s shores from the upcoming German invasion Because authorities are keen to recover the missing gun, their movements are being tracked by a bumbling policeman, a suspicious teacher, and the neighborhood bully.C The Machine Gunners by Robert Westall is set during the blitz of WWII in a northern British city It follows the adventures of 14 year old Chas McGill and his friends as they discover a downed German machine gun and secretly build their own bunker to house it, the better to defend Britain s shores from the upcoming German invasion Because authorities are keen to recover the missing gun, their movements are being tracked by a bumbling policeman, a suspicious teacher, and the neighborhood bully.Chas is an engaging hero, always one step ahead of his antagonists It was great fun watching him anticipate his opponent s next move, then block it and get away The setting is fascinating wartime Britain, where the residents try to carry on normal life even in this face of crippling shortages and nightly bombs raids I was a little disappointed by the ending, which was a bit rushed, and included a slapstick case of mistaken identity Then, too, the narrative just stops with the fate of several major characters unknown Irritating.Still, the Machine Gunners was a warm and touching novel, one I couldn t put down .BOOK ⚔ The Machine Gunners ☣ Some bright kid s got a gun androunds of live ammo And that gun s no peashooter 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 I m on a literary mission to re read all the books I loved as a child Well, the ones I remember anyway, I only started keeping a list in 1999.Thoroughly enjoyable read Think this is one I read in primary school and picked it up initially based solely on the fact that it is set in the North East of England I remember going through a phase of reading nothing but World War II literature and this was one of them Need to get hold of some Michelle Magorian soon I m on a literary mission to re read all the books I loved as a child Well, the ones I remember anyway, I only started keeping a list in 1999.Thoroughly enjoyable read Think this is one I read in primary school and picked it up initially based solely on the fact that it is set in the North East of England I remember going through a phase of reading nothing but World War II literature and this was one of them Need to get hold of some Michelle Magorian soon Despite the to the point storytelling, The Machine Gunners does not shy away from unconventional turning points in the narrative This being a time of war, the boys are violent and brutal, irreverent and crude But underneath all that is the unabashed childhood that springs to the surface that makes the characters in this book fearless and creative.An enjoyable and fast paced read. Gripping story of home front England during WWII This book does a good job of portraying the relationships between a certain kind of children and the adult authorities parents and institutional types.