When The Guns Fall Silent

When The Guns Fall Silent This is the story of two friends Jack and Harry both keen footballers both recruited for the army and sent to fight in the trenches in the First World War Award winning author James Riordan bring

  • Title: When The Guns Fall Silent
  • Author: James Riordan
  • ISBN: 9780192718501
  • Page: 161
  • Format: None
  • This is the story of two friends, Jack and Harry, both keen footballers, both recruited for the army and sent to fight in the trenches in the First World War Award winning author, James Riordan, brings to life the fear and horrors that both English and Germans went through as they fought each other in the trenches The book ends with a moving account of the football matchThis is the story of two friends, Jack and Harry, both keen footballers, both recruited for the army and sent to fight in the trenches in the First World War Award winning author, James Riordan, brings to life the fear and horrors that both English and Germans went through as they fought each other in the trenches The book ends with a moving account of the football match played in the Christmas truce of 1914.

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    1. Let's write a book on WWI. Let's first make a list of ingredients (the horror, the discrepancy between higher officers and regular soldiers, desertion, female emancipation at home, and of course the Christmas-story). Then mix & publish: When the guns fall silent (that I read in the Dutch translation).If you don't bother about plot and awful metaphores ('bitter tears, like drops of lemon juice' - I'm roughly translating back to English) this is a very functional book : just let your students [...]

    2. I bought this book in the 24 hour sale on Book Depository back in March, where they slash the prices by like 90%, so I scored it for a whopping £2.50 or so- and I knew I’d save it for reading it around Remembrance Day.I recently wrote my Masters dissertation surrounding the topic of military veterans, so I’ve been really in the mood for reading fiction books surrounding the issues they faced, both contemporary and historically- especially historically. Before World War 1, soldiers would be [...]

    3. Voto: ★★★½L'anno scorso è stato celebrato il centenario dello scoppio della 1ª Guerra Mondiale. Cosa ci fosse da celebrare me lo chiedo tuttora, perché onestamente io sarei stata più propensa a celebrarne la fine. Comunque, pensieri personali a parte, in quell'occasione le maestre di mia figlia Irene hanno scelto di incentrare la recita di Natale su un fatto realmente avvenuto al fronte durante il conflitto. Il giorno di Natale del 1914 le truppe nemiche inglesi e tedesche, di stanza [...]

    4. Ganhei este livro no 205º passatempo do blog "FLAMESmr" (facebook/FLAMESmr/ ou flamesmr).Confesso que estava à espera mais deste livro, pensei que ia caracterizar mais história sobre a I Guerra Mundial, mas este narra uma parte da guerra propriamente dita (o rebentamento das bombas, o sofrimentos dos soldados que são recrutados para outras funções, mas ao fim acabam para serem recrutados para o exército e enviados para a guerra), sobre o ponto de vista de um sobrevivente e das suas memór [...]

    5. 3.5I started this, enjoying the 'modern' bookend of grandfather and grandson visiting the war graves, meeting up with a German remembered from World War One. As we moved into the past and to the memories of signing up, training, the Front, it began to feel like a checklist of every aspect of the conflict, being covered to give a student a complete picture of it all. Rather than a short novel, it flitted from one important page in history to another.That's not to say it wasn't interesting, becaus [...]

    6. A quick little read about World War I and making friendships in the most unlikely circumstances. I really enjoyed the message of this story. It was sweet and heart-warming which was unexpected as stories about war are often grim and depressing. This was slow in the beginning but really picked up a little more than mid-way through. The last few chapters, especially, were great to read.I wouldn't consider this as middle-grade fiction. There are quite a lot of brutal and graphic scenes that aren't [...]

    7. Nel centenario della Grande Guerra, Mondadori pubblica per la prima volta in Italia il romanzo "When the Guns Fall Silent" dell'autore inglese James Riordan. Prima guerra mondiale. Tre ragazzi inglesi, Jack, Harry e Freddie, ancora giovanissimi, spinti da un patriottismo esasperato, decidonono di arruolarsi e partire per la Francia. Il loro entusiasmo ben presto si scontrerà con gli orrori della guerra di trincea, cruenta ed estenuante. Continua a leggere su:letteraturaecinema

    8. This was a quick read but has a large message. The book was about the first world war but it changed my view upon the German army at the time. I was taught all through primary and most of lower high school that the Germans were cold killers. Infact, this book highlights that the German soldiers wanted the war to stop as much as anyone else. you really have to read this book. it also included christmas at war and its not what you might think. READ IT NOW!!!! only 150 pages

    9. Een mooi verhaal. Je voelt goed hoe nutteloos de oorlog is geweest. Je voelt woede om de man die dood wordt gemaakt, omdat hij 'verbroedering' zou hebben gestimuleerd (Stel je voor, wat een geweldige vent moet dat zijn geweest!). Het begin en slot uit het heden vond ik qua stijl minder geslaagd. De kleinkinderen waren niet zo goed uitgewerkt.

    10. A quick but important read. There was so much emotion and knowledge packed into this book. It's perfect to introduce young people to WWI. There's poetry from the war poets included. I enjoyed it and have recommended it to my students straight away.

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