Boys Who Challenged Hitler, The
Author: Phillip HOOSE
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Year Reviewed:: 2016
Review: Incensed by the Danish government's cooperation with the Nazi occupation, a group of schoolboys set out to "clean the mud off the Danish flag" and disrupt the occupying forces' presence and efforts whenever opportunity appeared. Their resolve led to the formation of the Churchill Club, which launched with small pranks including theft of weapons and escalated to sabotage against the despised Germans. Their actions and resulting imprisonment galvanized older Danes to full-blown resistance later in the war.