NIGHTS OF DANGER by Leo R. Ellis

NIGHTS OF DANGER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Except for a constrained beginning, this short novel gives a clear, understated picture of life in occupied France in the spring of 1944. Lee Cole, the twelve-year-old son of a French woman and a long-dead American hero of World War I, takes part in the pre-Normandy invasion activities of the underground. Clandestine translation of BBC reports, airplane drops of ammunition, and the climax of blowing up a vital German transmitting station are related without exaggeration and in detail. Suspense, teamwork, and planning, rather than horror, pervade this introduction to recent history for young boys.

Pub Date: April 20th, 1964
Publisher: Funk & Wagnalls