By May of 1940, in every British home people listened with sober faces to the evening radio news. The Nazi Juggernaut was rolling ever closer to British shores. But to Cicely and Alan Lyons, World War II was just a great big nuisance.
Trenches had been dug across the town park, spoiling the cricket field. Hallways were littered with sand pails for putting out fires from bomb strikes. In fact, the only exciting thing that had happened, Alan and Cicely thought, was the coming of the dog Sireen.
Before the month was out, both children changed their minds about the war—particularly Alan, who was caught up in the great adventure of Dunkirk.
From then on, each day held danger. Alan and Cicely showed the same unconscious courage that all the British people displayed throughout the long, savage bombing of England. And when the older Lyons boy, Peter, and all the other young fliers of the RAF proved they could take whatever the Nazis had to throw at them, and give it right back twofold, the terrible Battle of Britain finally came to an end.
From this truly thrilling account of what life was like in those stirring days, young readers will realize that they could have been Alan and Cicely Lyons, had they happened to be be British children in 1940.
We Were There books are easy to read and provide exciting, entertaining stories, based upon true historic events. Each story is checked for factual accuracy by an outstanding authority on this particular phase of our history. Though written simply enough for young readers, they make interesting reading for boys and girls well into their teens.
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