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Under a War-Torn Sky [PDF] ✅ Under a War-Torn Sky Author L.M. Elliott – Thomashillier.co.uk A searingly emotional and action packed account of a WWII pilot's struggle to make it home through enemy territory Henry Forester is a 19 year old farm boy far from home Having joined the American Air A searingly emotional and action packed account of a WWII pilot's struggle to make it Under a MOBI :↠ home through enemy territory Henry Forester is a year old farm boy far from home Having joined the American Air Force as a bomber pilot his plane is shot down on a mission to Germany leaving him alone injured and terrified in a dangerous land Relying on the kindness of strangers and the cunning of the French Resistance he struggles from town to town wary of imminent danger at every step Desperately hoping to end his journey alive and free he comes to feel a deep respect and affection for the freedom fighters who risk their lives for him.

  • Audiobook
  • 8 pages
  • Under a War-Torn Sky
  • L.M. Elliott
  • English
  • 02 February 2016
  • 9781494526573

About the Author: L.M. Elliott

Laura Malone ElliottHAMILTON AND PEGGY A REVOLUTIONARY FRIENDSHIP is the latest YA historical novel by Under a MOBI :↠ New York Times bestselling author LM Elliott.

10 thoughts on “Under a War-Torn Sky

  1. Valerie Valerie says:

    Yes A book that is really worth it This is why I love historical fiction so much You get to see the real heroes even if it is fictional People who are made up but may very well be like many of those who were there The book is following a young American farm boy by the name of Henry Forrester who is the youngest pilot around It may be in an American's point of view but it is clear that it was to show how much the French Resistance worked during WWII Henry is one of the best pilots but don't let that fool you He spends most all the book on solid ground hiding from Nazi soldiers after his plane crashes And Henry finds himself in the thick of Nazi occupied France where there is distrust and secrets at every turn Not even those that want him alive say much to him and having a terrible accent he can't do much with a disguise As in most historical fiction Henry’s story draws out a sadness from stories of others who have lost and stories of unfairness With Henry you see just what people are capable of and this goes both ways He makes friends and loses some Through all the hiding all the secrets all the torture and waiting Henry can only keep sane by memories of home and the hope that one day he may go back Henry wants so much to live not only for himself and the ones he loves but also in a way for the ones who risked their lives to save his for a cause greater than any one of them But in a way that the individual is not forgotten not by Henry they aren't And with how much he is transferred then captured then safe and captured again Henry has to use all his will he can get to push through It became an almost boiling frustration even for me and I was just reading it But through all this frustration I can say I believe it is worth it Because it makes the end just the most perfect moment

  2. David David says:

    I read this book to help with my son's high school English assignment It's targeted to a teen or young adult audience and tells a good story about an American bomber pilot who is shot down over Alsace during World War II The book details his struggle to return to freedom aided by a series of sincere local sympathizers and members of the French resistance movement While somewhat romanticized it gives a behind the scenes look at the efforts of those who fought against the Nazi invaders The soldier is captured twice by the Germans and tortured and other German wartime atrocities are described The purpose of the novel seems to be to celebrate and recognize acts of kindness and heroism in the midst of the struggles of conflict

  3. Leslie Leslie says:

    The story of a young Virginian pilot shot down during WW2 and his experiences while he tried to make it back to Allied territory

  4. Samantha Samantha says:

    Through the eyes of Henry Forrester average American teenager readers of Under a War Torn Sky are taken up into the skies over Europe and deep into the trenches of the French Resistance during World War II This is a novel that does not need to be praised with the condition that it is a great read for YA Readers of any age can learn about the heart wrenching experiences of this young bomber pilot and be captivated by his story The author created this fictional story based on the first hand accounts of her own father and his friends Sharing these experiences is not something that all veterans are willing to do and as time goes by less are around to do so That makes this novel even impressive and it reads much like a personal memoir The gritty truth of running from the Nazi's is presented realistically while still being appropriate for younger readers In fact I feel that many of them would benefit from understanding what people their age went through and are capable of We expect so little from our teenagers these days but that's another story There is little that Henry Forrester does not go through from the time his plane is shot down over German occupied France He meets amazing people loses friends has to make impossible choices and is forced to keep moving without the opportunity to discover whether those who dare to help him live or die Henry himself is a somewhat naive Virginia farm boy who is uickly hardened by what he experiences He struggles to live by the principles that he has been raised by in the face of inhuman cruelty In him it is easy to see millions of young men just like him many of whom never made it home Since my grandfather was a pilot in WWII I appreciate and enjoy stories like this that bring to life the daily hardships and concerns of men that weren't expected to live for than 16 missions This book is a wonderful one for younger readers who want to learn about WWII I would also recommend And Some Fell on Stony Ground as a somewhat deeper look into the mind of an RAF pilot

  5. Renee Renee says:

    Tense YA actionadventure story about downed World War II American pilot and the civilians of the French Resistance who risk all to save him The young main character works through some old hurts from his father as he spends his days hiding fearing fighting The folks who help him are kind and brave and so real Hopeful sad satisfying Great read The best part—the story is based on the experiences of the author’s father

  6. Patrick Dillard Patrick Dillard says:

    When Henry's plane is shot down behind enemy lines during WWII he must depend on the help of strangers to try and make his way to safety I have always enjoyed learning about WWII so this book was a good way of getting into the mind of a soldier At the start of the story Henry is idealistic and good hearted By the end Henry remains good hearted but he has seen the worst in people I feel like this is a good representation of what happened to many young men during that war and all wars When I was in high school I got to go to France with my great uncle who stormed the beaches of Normandy on D Day during WWII It was an incredible experience and this book allowed me to relive that experience and think about all my uncle went through while he was there I have always had enormous respect for the soldiers of that war and everything they went through and this book reinforced and strengthened that feeling What I especially liked however is that it did not glorify war Some books and movies make war out to be something great when it is actually uire horrible Some of the talking in this book is in French or German two languages I can't speak However it was kind of fun to try and figure out what they were saying based on context clues and what the words looked like Elliot knows most of her readers do not know those languages so even if you can't figure out what they are saying you don't miss out on the story I think it allows the reader to see how difficult it was for Henry when he knew no German and only a little bit of French

  7. Mazzou B Mazzou B says:

    Another good fictional world war 2 story This one is excellent and suitable for a variety of ages Although exciting there is nothing to violent or gruesome for younger readers even age 8 HOWEVER unfortunately there are inappropriate allusions in this book which make it absolutely unfit for younger readers As an adult I found certain things in this book oddly unnecessary and not in keeping with the otherwise family friendly book The author wanted to present the reality of the situation a pure minded young farm boy would experience when thrown into the army with men of lesser moral standards Thus the author included crude jokes and allusions not only once but several times This is not appropriate for younger readers and I recommend reading aloud or skipping this book I did like the story especially because it centered around the French resistance There was a good amount of French in this book which I enjoyed reading note for those who don't know French each time the situation or conversation is explained

  8. ❤Marie Gentilcore ❤Marie Gentilcore says:

    35 stars I'm glad to have read this shortly after I read The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah as this book is about an American B 24 pilot who ends up in Nazi occupied France and receives assistance from the French Resistance It had the feel of a companion book to The Nightingale since one of the sisters in that book helped pilots get to safety as part of her role in the French Resistance so it was like seeing the other side of the story I really liked the main character young and idealistic Henry a farm boy from Virginia As the story progressed I saw a lot of growth in his character as he goes through many trials on his journey to freedom I will be reading the seuel to this book called A Troubled Peace which finds Henry returning to France to find Pierre a young boy who helped him in this book

  9. Derek Louden Derek Louden says:

    The book under a war torn sky is about a WWII pilot named Henry Henry is shot down over a unnamed town He is found by an old schoolteacher who brings him to a hospital He is then supposed to be brought to a Swiss POW camp but he escapes the train with the help of a member of the French resistance He then meets a woman called Madame Gaulloise She lives in a spacious mansion but must sell her heirlooms for money Henry then goes to a farm where he meets a boy named Pierre However Nazis raid the farm and Henry must escape with Pierre He brings Pierre to a church but must leave He joins a mauis resistance group where he meets his friend Billy who was also shot down the same day as Henry However the guide betrays them and Billy is shot dead The Gestapo use water torture attempting to get the names and whereabouts of the resistance members When Henry regains consciousness he finds himself bound to a chair The Gestapo officer brings in a large Doberman Henry manages to tame the dog and attempts to escape but is caught He is then taken to a car where he will be transported to a prison camp He manages to kill the officer and driver with a gun he grabs from the officer during a turn He runs as long as he can He lives the life of a fugitive stealing what he can Then one day he meets a girl called Claudette who takes him to a mauis resistance group Claudette carries a deep hatred for the Germans and vows to kill them all Claudette loves a man called André who tragically is killed Henry likes her and doesn’t know why until he realized that she reminds him of his love interest Patsy back in the states One day the group receives word that Paris has been reached by allied forces Henry takes Claudette and they leave for Saulieu On the way Henry sees Germans and must distract them while Claudette flees He is captured and will be shot An old veteran is the one who will shoot him buts shoots into the sky to allow Henry to escape Henry then finds Americans and gets back to his home in time for thanksgiving dinner

  10. joey joey says:

    I definitely enjoyed this I wasn’t crazy about Henry’s character at all at first but it was interesting to watch him grow learn and mature and by the end I really liked him I was invested the entire time and while the writing wasn’t my favorite it wasn’t bad and easy to follow I’m glad I picked this up

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