The machine gunners is a childrens historical novel by robert westall published by macmillan in 1975 set in northeastern england shortly after the battle of britain february 1941 it features children who find a crashed german aircraft with a machine gun and ammunition they build a fortress and capture and imprison a german gunner the author also wrote a play based on the book and . The machine gunners robert westall on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers robert westalls gripping carnegie medal winning novel celebrates its 40th anniversary some bright kids got a gun and 2000 rounds of live ammo and that guns no pea shooter itll go through a brick wall at a quarter of a mile chas mcgill has the second best collection of war souvenirs in garmouth. The machine gunners has 1702 ratings and 134 reviews jonathan said my response after reading chapters 1 5 is this book so far is going great im en. The machine gunners is robert westalls 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. After an air raid a group of english children find a german machine gun and hide it from adults who are looking for it
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