Daisy and the Unknown Warrior – Tony Bradman

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

It’s November 1920 and the war has been over for two years. Daisy lost her father in the war and is struggling with her feelings as his body never came home.

Now, an unknown soldier is being buried at Westminster Abbey and Daisy is desperate to know if it will be her dad. She feel sure that it must be him, so plans a visit to the ceremony.

This is a lovely book which really highlights how the families of the soldiers would feel in an empathetic way, allowing the reader an insight into what life may have been like in post-war Britain.

I enjoyed that this gave a different perspective to the war that children may not come across otherwise. Often in school they focus on what life was like when the war was on, and for the living soldiers.

Tony Bradman, however, has focused on the life of families who have been left behind, and how they were affected by the unknown fate of their husbands, brothers, friends and family.

It’s a brilliant book to use in any World War 2 topic, but would be especially poignant to use during Armistice Day celebrations.

Emily x

📚 Book gifted by publisher.

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