When We Were Young and Brave
By Hazel Gaynor
Little known, terror-stricken true story.
The little known terror-stricken story of British children and teachers imprisoned when Japan declares war against the Allies as World War II erupted.
The courage and poise upheld against the danger and uncertainty of the times made the British resolve all the more impressive. The plot turns between two voices—one of the teachers, and one of the students—giving us the heartbreaking innocence of the child, Nancy, against the grit of Elsbeth, the adult.