BOOK REVIEW: WHILE THE BOMBS FELL by ROBBIE CHEADLE and ELSIE HANCY EATON

The Blurb: What was it like for children growing up in rural Suffolk during World War 2? Elsie and her family live in a small double-storey cottage in Bungay, Suffolk. Every night she lies awake listening anxiously for the sound of the German bomber planes. Often they come and the air raid siren sounds signalling … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: WHILE THE BOMBS FELL by ROBBIE CHEADLE and ELSIE HANCY EATON

THE WAY ACROSS THE WATER

They called it a victory. It didn't feel like a victory to him. He had seen to much to call it a victory. The bombed-out buildings; the fighting; the gunshots; the gas; the bombs; the dead bodies; the dead soldiers, theirs and his own comrades; the bloodshed; the injured; the children crying in the streets; … Continue reading THE WAY ACROSS THE WATER

STORM WINDOW

The view was bleak, much like his future. The waves rolled along, grey with white crests, unrelenting, unremitting. His stomach had finally settled down after two days of sickness. What did he care about these countries over the ocean? They could bomb themselves into oblivion for all he cared. The rain battered the window, but … Continue reading STORM WINDOW

BEYOND THE LIGHT

Beyond the trees the light shone. If they could just make it through the darkness of the forest they would survive. He rallied his men, 'One last effort, push through!' Bullets flew, splinters of wood stung, shells exploded, dirt and debris sprayed around them. Gradually they made the advance up the slope. Higgins fell, Young … Continue reading BEYOND THE LIGHT