This year marks the 75th Anniversary of VE Day. ‘Home Again’ is a book written to celebrate and remember this event; it is full of stories and information about Victory in Europe, 1945. Each story has been written by a range of authors including Tony Bradman, E. L. Norry and Bali Rai, and encompass a range of different people and their experiences on the day the war ended in Europe.
These are each accompanied with a matching set of information which details different parts of the war, in a range of countries and for a range of people. These include cracking Enigma, the occupation of the Channel Islands and the Polish resistance.
Not only was this book packed with information, it helped develop an emotional connection through the stories included too.
Each story was written by one of the several authors who contributed, each one giving their own unique voice to the stories, and begins to build empathy for the reader, to help them start comprehending what events happened during the war.
I loved the range of characters, events and situations which were included as it gave a varied view of the era. People of different race, gender and age had stories dedicated to them.
Despite being someone who loves learning about history – with the World Wars a time I am particularly interested in – I still learnt lots of new facts through both the stories and information. For me, this is a valuable book for children to see in order to learn more well-rounded information about the war: it isn’t just the trenches.
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