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One Day in Oradour.

Author: Helen Watts
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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On a hot summer afternoon in 1944, SS troops wiped out an entire French village. 644 men, women and children died that day. Just one child survived. This book tells the story of what happened in Oradour, and imagines what drove both the SS officer who ordered the massacre, and the seven-year-old boy who escaped it. Powerful, moving and almost unbearably tense, this book weaves the truth about what happened to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Watts
ISBN: 9781408182024 1408182025
OCLC Number: 841916937
Description: 1 online resource (244 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Dedication; Contents; Map; Part 1 Friday 9 June, 1944; 1: The kidnap; 2: Sylvie Fournier; 3: Alfred Fournier; Part 2 Saturday 10 June, 1944 (Morning); 4: The search; 5: The orders; 6. Gustav Dietrich; 7. The briefing; Part 3 Saturday 10 June, 1944 (Lunchtime); 8. Oradour; 9. The gathering of the troops; 10. The long lunch; Part 4 Saturday 10 June, 1944 (Early Afternoon); 11. The troops arrive; 12. No turning back; 13. The summons; 14. The negotiation; 15. Alfred's choice; 16. The separation; Part 5 Saturday 10 June, 1944 (Late Afternoon); 17. To the church; 18. To the barns. 19. The explosion20. The cornfield; 21. Escape from the barn; 22. The hunter; Part 6 Saturday 10 June, 1944 (Evening); 23. The final two hours; 24: The river crossing; 25: The debriefing; Part 7 Thursday 29 June, 1944 (Dusk); 26: The figure in the fog; Part 8 Epilogue; 27: The true story of Oradour-sur-Glane: Author's Notes; Author's Acknowledgements; Author's Note; eCopyright.

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On a hot summer afternoon in 1944, SS troops wiped out an entire French village. 644 men, women and children died that day. Just one child survived. This book tells the story of what happened in Oradour, and imagines what drove both the SS officer who ordered the massacre, and the seven-year-old boy who escaped it. Powerful, moving and almost unbearably tense, this book weaves the truth about what happened to the people in Oradour into a powerful fictional story centred on two characters: the plucky, inspirational seven-year-old Alfred Fournier, refugee and resident of Oradour, and the hot-hea.

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A compelling narrative which looks deep inside human behaviour and the terrifying consequences of man's actions. * www.parentsintouch.co.uk * Very evocative -- Ellen Krajewski, Librarian * The Hemel Read more...

 
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