Courage & Defiance

Stories of Spies, Saboteurs, and Survivors in World War II Denmark
Author(s): Deborah Hopkinson
Original Publish Date: Oct 01, 2016
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (6.07 hours)
Product Number: Z100129030
Released: Sep 13, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781338241945
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Critically acclaimed Sibert Honor author Deborah Hopkinson brings to bold life the remarkable story of the Danish resistance and rescue of over 7,000 Jews during WWII. When the Nazis invaded Denmark the morning of Tuesday, April 9, 1940, the people of this tiny country to the north of Germany awoke to a devastating surprise. The government of Denmark surrendered quietly, and the Danes were ordered to go about their daily lives as if nothing had changed. But everything had changed. Award-winning author Deborah Hopkinson traces the stories of the heroic young men and women who would not stand by as their country was occupied. Rather, they fought back. Some were spies, passing tactical information to the British; some were saboteurs, who aimed to hamper and impede Nazi operations in Denmark; and 95% of the Jewish population of Denmark were survivors, rescued by their fellow countrymen, who had the courage and conscience that drove them to act. With her extraordinary talent for digging deep in her research and weaving real voices into her narratives, Hopkinson reveals the thrilling truth behind one of WWII's most daring resistance movements.

Professional reviews

"This WWII story begins with a dramatic burst of music followed by the prologue, narrated by author Deborah Hopkinson. She immediately establishes a tense tone that reflects the period of the 1940s as the Nazis expand their regime. Narrator David de Vries chronicles the Danish resistance with great passion, while honoring those who risked their lives to stand up for their nation and neighbors during the Nazi occupation. The story begins with dangerous airplane rides across the sea to share information with the British and ends with efforts to help Jewish neighbors escape arrest by traveling in fishing boats to Sweden. This historical work will captivate listeners and make them eager to learn more about resistance movements during WWII. M.D. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine"

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