My True Story: Can I Come Home, Please?

A haunting collection of voices from the Second World War, which shows what it was like to be a child during modern history’s most destructive conflict. Based on taped interviews from the Imperial War Museum, these true-life accounts tell stories of the war from several perspectives and places. Evacuees, Holocaust survivors, Blitz survivors and German children all tell their own unique and moving stories, illustrated with vivid photographs and a historical timeline. Describing a world-shattering conflict through the eyes of real witnesses, this is a rare and moving opportunity to see the war as children who lived through it did.

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  • A heart rending tale

    8 March 2014

  • This book is an excellent read sad but worth reading. Definitely not a waste of time.

    6 March 2014

  • a very sad true story good book

    6 March 2013

  • loved it

    A very sad collection of stories. It made me realise how lucky i am not to have lived through such an awful time period

    4 March 2013

  • This book is made up of people’s memories of the second world war. It has loads of pictures and is very informative and gives you a broad selection – everything from the holocaust survivors to the blitz casualties – Great read but for ages 12+

    6 March 2012

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  • Phil Robins

    Phil Robins has a PhD in English Literature and has studied for an MA in Ancient History. He is the author of Dead Famous: Joan of Arc and Under Fire: Children of the Second World War Tell Their Stories for Scholastic and is currently a freelance writer and editor.

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