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The Machine Gunners

Robert Westall

The Machine Gunners

by Robert Westall

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Published by Random House Books for Young Readers .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Fiction,
  • Guns,
  • Juvenile literature,
  • Non-Classifiable,
  • Soldiers,
  • Great Britain,
  • History,
  • 20th century,
  • World War, 1939-1945

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages186
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7701497M
    ISBN 100679801308
    ISBN 109780679801306

    Get this from a library! The machine gunners. [Robert Westall] -- "Some bright kid's got a gun and 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. Robert Westall, Author, Daniel Mark Duffy, Illustrator Harper Teen $ (p) ISBN

    Chas McGill, the book's central character and the driving force behind the fortress-building, is an intelligent fourteen-year-old who lives in Garmouth. Chas knows how to manipulate his parents: he condescendingly tolerates his mother's apparent ignorance, and he tricks his father into building a tripod for the machine gun. The Machine Gunner’s Hand Book. , United States of America An American version of the Machine Gunner’s Pocket Book (available above), this is an aide memoire for machine gun officers and covers all aspects of how machine guns were used by the US Army at the end of the Great War.

      With Shaun Taylor, Debbie Breen, Tony Saint, Alastair Craig. The story is set during the Second World War and deals with a group of children living in the North East of England in a town called Garmouth regularly suffering from bomb attacks by the German forces. One of the children raids a German aircraft that crashed in the area and takes a fully operational machine gun, intending to set . The Machine Gunners, published in , was the first novel written by English childrens and Young Adult author, Robert on his own experiences as a child in Tynemouth during The Blitz, the book is the story of Charles "Chas" McGill, a young schoolboy who collects 'war souvenirs'; pieces of fallen bomb, shrapnel from Anti-Aircraft fire, and other detritus of the bombings.


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Product details Age Range: 9 - 11 years Grade Level: 4 - 6 Lexile Measure: (What's this?) Paperback: pages Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books; Anniversary edition (October 1, ) Language: English ISBN ISBN ASIN: X Product Dimensions: 5 x Cited by: Military buffs like my younger self will find the setting particularly interesting, but this book will be enjoyed by a much broader audience.

It is a classic coming-of-age story that connects with an age-old boyhood fantasy: the desire to go out, build a fort, and fight bad guys--all without one's parents/5(). The Machine Gunners is Robert Westall’s first novel about World War II.

It is set in the town of Garmouth, a seaside town in northern England. Though fictional, it is modeled on Tynemouth, the town where Westall grew up during the war.

The novel begins the morning after an air-raid/5. Gunner's Glory: Untold Stories of Marine Machine Gunners by Johnnie M. Clark and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at About book The Machine-Gunners () “Chas McGill had the second best collection of war souvenirs in Garmouth and he desperately wanted it to be the best”Chas is fourteen, living with his Mum and Dad in the Tyneside town of Garmouth.

Whilst the war is sometimes a schoolboys dream of fun - getting souvenirs, missing school, periods of excitement - it is also quite terrifying, especially the air raids that. The machine-gunners. Robert Westall. Publication date. Topics. Fiction in English.

Publisher. Puffin : Cem discovers that people have spotted the machine gun, and bikes back to warn Chas. During creative writing, Chas states in his writing that Boddser has gone through the German gunner's pockets, cunningly hinting that B-Brown has the Machine Gun. Chapter 6 Garmouth is raided by a plane with its engines off, and many people were killed.

After Cem saw the machine gun, and after he promised not to tell anybody about it, Chas and C-Jones got to know each other much more than they did before.

Together they plot, scavenge and steal to put their precious gun in a safe place, along with keeping themselves un-noticed. Rudi. The Machine Gunners, by Robert Westall, is an action/adventure book, which I would recommend mainly to readers of ages nine to ly younger,seven maybe.

Even adults. It is about a boy by the name of Chas McGill and his friends, Audrey, Carrot-juice, Nicky, Clogger and Cem.5/5(5). The Machine Gunners, published inwas Robert Westall’s first book. It won the prestigious Library Association’s Carnegie Medaland was also a Guardian Awardrunner-up.

It went on to become the File Size: 2MB. 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.

Includes a bonus short story - 'The Haunting of Chas McGill' - and an extended biography of the author. The Machine-Gunners by Robert Westall() Aboy's dream, becomes a nightmare. Well, perhaps his dream was a nightmare all along.

Chas McGill is about thirteen in His first novel, The Machine Gunners, was published in and won the Carnegie Medal. Some of his other awards include The Carnegie Medal in for The Scarecrows, the Smarties Prize in Description of the book "The Machine Gunners": 'Some bright kid's got a gun and rounds of live ammo.

And that gun's no peashooter. It'll go through a brick wall at a quarter of a mile.'. This edition published by Penguin Books Ltd — pages After an air raid, a group of English children find a German machine gun and hide it from adults who are looking for : Machine Gunners - Chapter 1 1 - Chas wakes up in an Air Raid Shelter after the 'all clear' has been sounded.

He goes to the house to find his dad (who is an Air Raid Warden) talking about the raids that night. He tells Chas that a German Bomber plane crashed at Size: KB.

The Machine Gunners (ISBN: ) Carnegie Medal winner in This is one of the best war books ever written for children. Completely unputdownable, scary an dincredibly well portrayed characters. It captures the life during.

'Some bright kid's got a gun and 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 /5(2).

The Machine Gunners INTRODUCTION The Machine Gunners was first published in and won the prestigious Carnegie Medal. It also established Robert Westall’s reputation as a significant children’s writer. The book has become a modern children’s classic which appeals to all ages.

With. Set during World War Two, The Machine Gunners is the story of young Chas McGill and his friends living in the fictional town of Garmouth in the north east of England.

With Nazi planes raining bombs. From book cover: The story of Henry V, the soldier-king who forged England's greatness.

One of the most exciting historical novels ever written, 'Monmouth Harry' has for its background the turbulent, lu.The machine-gunners. [Robert Westall] -- After an air raid, a group of English children find a German machine gun and hide it from adults who are looking for it.

Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search Book\/a>, schema:CreativeWork\/a> ; \u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\n library. The Machine Gunners Book Review (This is a review by my 10 year old son) • Synopsis: The Machine Gunners book is about a young boy called Chas and his friends that all find a German bomber crashed in the woods and there they come across a machine gun and 2, rounds of ammo.

The children put in their own war effort shooting down German planes/5().