The Machine-gunners (Puffin Books)

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9780140309737: The Machine-gunners (Puffin Books)

'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 . . .

Robert Westall's gripping first novel for children set during World War Two and winner of the Carnegie Medal. Now with a brilliant new cover look and celebrating its fortieth anniversary.

Includes a bonus short story - 'The Haunting of Chas McGill' - and an extended biography of the author.

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Set on Tyneside in World War II, this is one of a series offering classic and contemporary fiction for schools to suit a range of ages and tastes. A German Heinkel bomber has been shot down, and someone has managed to get away with a machine gun and all its ammunition from the crashed plane.

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Chas McGill had the second-best collection of war souvenirs in Garmouth - second only to Boddser Brown. But then again, Boddser Brown is pretty unscrupulous and will steal flying-helmets from the heads of dead German pilots.

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Robert Westall
Published by Puffin Books (1977)
ISBN 10: 014030973X ISBN 13: 9780140309737
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