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Dec 25, 2011, 4:40pm Top


I remember reading a book in the school library in the 70's, it was a children's book and told the story of a group of children in WW2 who escaped the Nazis in Europe. I seem to recall them making a journey and evading capture? by hiding in a dust cart of some sort....I'm sure this is a tough one but any pointers would be appreciated,



Dec 25, 2011, 4:44pm Top

SaxonX, could it be The Silver Sword, which is also sometimes titled Escape from Warsaw? The author is Ian Serraillier.

It's one of my favorites, and I have a copy of it on my shelves.

Dec 26, 2011, 5:44am Top

Hi fuzzi

It looks like a very good possibility; although it was a very long time ago I don't recall the silver sword part of the story more the children and the journey....but I'm going to get this from amazon and read it anyway - I hope it is the same story as I think my son will like it too.

Many thanks for your very quick reply,



Dec 26, 2011, 5:48am Top

Hi fuzzi - just been on Amazon and found an old copy - I recognised the cover and it is the very same book - well done and many thanks

Happy Christmas


Dec 27, 2011, 3:21pm Top

Saxon, you are very welcome!

I think I might just go read it again. :)

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