THE SHADOW ARMY by Ernie & Lou Rydberg


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When German paratroopers invade his home on Crete, coopting his mother's services as a housekeeper, American-born Demetrios is little more than a scared child. But after he and a younger brother escape to relatives in an isolated country village Demetrios has to grow up quickly--serving as village lookout, executing a daring plan to rescue his mother from under the Germans' noses, and, though underage at fifteen, using his knowledge of English to win a place as a doctor's assistant in the ""shadow army"" of the resistance. A sturdy, uninflected war story, this keeps one jump ahead of any really traumatic violence and moves along at a good clip.

Pub Date: April 1st, 1976
Page count: 160pp
Publisher: Nelson