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Ll blown Danish resistance Interweaving his own narrative with the recollections of Knud himself here is Phillip Hoose's inspiring story of these young war Boys Who Challenged PDF #8608 heroesThis thoroughly researched and documented book can be worked into multiple aspects of the common core curriculu. On April 9 1940 German military forces invaded Denmark and informed the citizens that they had become a protectorate of Germany Middle school student Knud Pedersen was ashamed and embarrassed that his fellow Danish citizens did not resist German occupation unlike the brave Norwegians who fought back After a few months of witnessing the Germans completely take over his city of Odense Knud and his brother Jens decided to take action Together with their cousin and two friends they called themselves the RAF Club after the heroic British Royal Air Force and committed minor acts of vandalism against the Germans Armed with their bicycles and not much else the RAF Club started stealing signs cutting telephone wires and making enough of a nuisance of themselves that there was a substantial reward for their capture In the spring of 1941 the Pedersens moved to Aalborg in northern Denmark where Knud and Jens uickly formed a new resistance group the Churchill Club This group was organized and divided themselves into four departments passive propaganda technical and sabotage The acts of resistance were much intense including arson weapons theft and railyard explosions Ultimately the group was caught and all of the boys spent time in jail and then prison The group continued their resistance behind bars however always thinking about methods of escape and never giving up The most exhilarating news that they received while in prison was that their fellow Danes had been inspired by the group s actions and were beginning to fight back and resist the Germans all across the great nation of DenmarkWho wouldn t be inspired by this story of a group of boys who exhibited courage than the rest of their country The author weaves first hand accounts news articles photographs and letters into the narrative giving readers a full picture of the events that took place in a way that makes them forget they are reading nonfiction Highly recommended for gr 7 12 The White Nights of Ramadan unlike the brave Norwegians who fought back After a few months of witnessing the Germans completely take over his city of Odense Knud and his brother Jens decided to take action Together with their cousin and two friends they called themselves the RAF Club after the heroic British Royal Air Force and committed minor acts of vandalism against the Germans Armed with their bicycles and not much else the RAF Club started stealing signs cutting telephone wires and making enough of a nuisance of themselves that there was a substantial reward for their capture In the spring of 1941 the Pedersens moved to Aalborg in northern Denmark where Knud and Jens Beyond the Pale uickly formed a new resistance group the Churchill Club This group was organized and divided themselves into four departments passive propaganda technical and sabotage The acts of resistance were much intense including arson weapons theft and railyard explosions Ultimately the group was caught and all of the boys spent time in jail and then prison The group continued their resistance behind bars however always thinking about methods of escape and never giving The Black Ice Score (Parker, up The most exhilarating news that they received while in prison was that their fellow Danes had been inspired by the group s actions and were beginning to fight back and resist the Germans all across the great nation of DenmarkWho wouldn t be inspired by this story of a group of boys who exhibited courage than the rest of their country The author weaves first hand accounts news articles photographs and letters into the narrative giving readers a full picture of the events that took place in a way that makes them forget they are reading nonfiction Highly recommended for gr 7 12

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Ub after the fiery British leader the young patriots in the The Boys PDF or Churchill Club committed countless acts of sabotage infuriating the Germans who eventually had the boys tracked down and arrested But their efforts were not in vain the boys' exploits and eventual imprisonment helped spark a fu. Relying on 24 hours worth of face to face interviews with Knud Pedersen as well as than 1000 emails and Pedersen s published writing this nonfiction account of a group of Danish teens who dared to defy Adolph Hitler reads as smoothly as the most engaging novel When Knud Pedersen was in the eighth grade the Germans began to occupy Denmark and his life changed completely Suddenly he became keenly aware of the difference in the reaction of the Norwegians and the Danes to the Germans and he felt ashamed When it became clear that the adults in charge of the country would do nothing against the interlopers Knud and some of his classmates began talking and acting After forming the Churchill Club named after the British Prime Minister they began their small resistance movement stealing weapons removing signs sabotaging euipment and generally becoming thorns in the sides of the Germans All of these plots were carried out on foot or via their bicycles too and the boys were sworn to secrecy Although some readers might argue that the eight boys in the Churchill Club and the others who helped them in various ways were na ve they were fully aware of the conseuences of their actions If no one else was going to act to restore the reputation of their country then they would and they did keeping their small resistance movement a secret from their parents When they are later arrested tried and imprisoned they continue to try to keep up their spirits and upon being released from prison it s clear that the climate of the country has changed There is little support in the country for the Germans and resistance groups abound inspired in no little way by the Churchill Club Much of the story is told in the words of its protagonist but the author also intersperses his own thoughts and observations without detracting from the narrative as a whole The details of the teen resistance group s actions as well as the inclusion of differences of opinion among group members and Knud s unreuited crush on a neighbor girl as well as the reactions of classmates and teachers upon learning of the boys arrest all add to the story s authenticity and appeal for its particular audience For those seeking inspiration or examples of how one marginalized group stood up for their country and their beliefs and took action this book serves as a ready example of courage and heroism The inclusion of archival photos of the boys looking so very young and innocent and the description of the lives they went on to lead offer food for thought Fans of the books of Phillip M Hoose will not be disappointed with this one which needs to be reuired reading in several middle grade and high school history classes

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At the outset Who Challenged PDFEPUB #235 of World War II Denmark did not resist German occupation Deeply ashamed of his nation's leaders fifteen year old Knud Pedersen resolved with his brother and a handful of schoolmates to take action against the Nazis if the adults would not Naming their secret cl. E ARC from NetgalleycomIn this wonderful piece of narrative nonfiction Hoose brings us the experience of Knud Pedersen in his own words As a Dane the teenaged Pedersen was perturbed that his government had caved so easily to the Nazis demands agreeing to cooperate with the Nazi soldiers in exchange for relative safety While Norway was fighting the Nazis it took a while before opposition to the Nazis took hold in Denmark and that opposition was started by a group of teenagers headed by Pedersen At first the boys contented themselves with painting graffiti and doing small amounts of damage to Nazi property but soon escalated to major acts of arson as well as stealing weapons and accumulating uite an arsenal When the Danish people saw that not everyone was acuiescing to Nazi demands the Resistance was able to take off The Churchill Club as the group called itself continued to bedevil the Nazis although the boys found it difficult to think about actually killing the soldiers Eventually the group was found out and arrested and spent a lot of time in various jails By this point however the Resistance was going full force Luckily for the boys they were tried by Danish officials and in part because of their age were not sentenced to death Based on intensive interviews with Knudsen as well as Knudsen s amazing archive of photographs and research this well researched book tells a riveting tale of people who stood up for what they believed even though they were very young I have always been interested in the various resistance groups especially since most of them utilized my primary source of transportation the bicycle Since we have been reuiring students to read nonfiction this is a title I will order eagerly This was a great length had amazing primary source information and was extremely interesting I am so glad that Hoose followed up on a forgotten e mail with Pedersen because this was a fantastic book


About the Author: Phillip Hoose

Phillip Hoose is Who Challenged PDF/EPUB ë the widely acclaimed author of books essays stories songs and articles including the National Book Award winning book Claudette Colvin Twice Towards JusticeHe is also the author of the multi award winning title The Race to Save the Lord God Bird the National Book Award Finalist We Were There Too Young People in US History The Boys PDF or and the Christopher Award winning manual for.



10 thoughts on “The Boys Who Challenged Hitler Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club

  1. says:

    The Churchill ClubThey were young and brave enough to piss off the Nazis They were a group of Danish teens — young warriors that History recalls as the Churchill ClubWhat an inspiration for the young generation 😍🌟

  2. says:

    E ARC from NetgalleycomIn this wonderful piece of narrative nonfiction Hoose brings us the experience of Knud Ped

  3. says:

    425 I am so glad I read this book So many books about World War II are focused on France or the Holocaust While those are extremely important topics and should be be written about there were many events in other areas of the world whose stories do not get told It was very interesting to read a young adult book about the conflict in

  4. says:

    I can't say if it's mainly a keen eye for selecting stories that have powerful emotional potential an ability to distill timeless wisdom from the basic facts of history or his own transcendent talent for dynamically and sensitively recounting historical events so they feel relevant to young readers but Phillip Hoose is one of the best nonfiction writers whose work I've encountered When widespread recognition c

  5. says:

    Very interesting book about Denmark during WWII I had no idea that Hitler basically told the leaders in Denmark to do as he asked or he would bomb them until they did This book is about a group of teenage boys who did not like that their country was not willing to fight Hitler so they took matters into their own hands a

  6. says:

    Relying on 24 hours' worth of face to face interviews with Knud Pedersen as well as than 1000 emails and Pedersen's published writing this nonfiction account of a group of Danish teens who dared to defy Adolph Hit

  7. says:

    On April 9 1940 German military forces invaded Denmark and informed the citizens that they had become a “protectorate” of Germa

  8. says:

    When Germany invaded Denmark in World War II there was no resistance or fighting from the Danes Knud Pedersen was fourteen and disgusted that his country did nothing in wake of the takeover He and his brother met with other boys at their school and formed a resistance unit modeled after the Norwegian resistance and British Royal Air Force RAF They began fighting the Germans by switching up German signs confusing arriv

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    an amazing backstory or behind the scenes story so to speak about ww2 teenager Knud Pederson is a Danish living among the reign of the German and he decides to take a stand for his country along with fellow classmates they start off by vandalizing German property and move onto stealing weapons one day they go too far and are caught and sentenced to 2 years in prison this story to me was a story of taking a stand even if it's not a big one

  10. says:

    A group of teenage boys in Denmark created the Churchill Club Their purpose was to sabatoge the Nazis through grafitti destroying things and stealing weapons Most of the boys were eventually caught and sent to jail but they inspired o

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