One Day in Oradour

One Day in Oradour

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… (more)

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (May 09, 2013)

Collection: A&C Black Childrens & Educational

Page count: 224 pages

Language: English


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