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Match Of Death Vova is a fifteen year old boy living in Kiev His first love is playing football but when the Nazis invade the Ukraine in priorities change and Vova and his sister join the partisans to attem

  • Title: Match Of Death
  • Author: James Riordan
  • ISBN: 9780192752680
  • Page: 408
  • Format: Unknown Binding
  • Match Of Death By James Riordan, Vova is a fifteen year old boy living in Kiev His first love is playing football, but when the Nazis invade the Ukraine in 1941, priorities change, and Vova and his sister join the partisans, to attempt to fight the enemy Soon Vova is given the chance to play football again, but in a game with very high stakes if Vova s team win, they will be shot Vova and his team haVova is a fifteen year old boy living in Kiev His first love is playing football, but when the Nazis invade the Ukraine in 1941, priorities change, and Vova and his sister join the partisans, to attempt to fight the enemy Soon Vova is given the chance to play football again, but in a game with very high stakes if Vova s team win, they will be shot Vova and his team have to decide whether to disgrace their country and lose the game, or whether to win and die BLMatch of Death is based on actual events that took place during the Second World War BLJames Riordan undertook extensive research, travelling to Kiev to interview the sons of those who took part in the match.

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    1. Amid football s many moments involving Nazi Germany, one of the grimmest is the match between a team from Kiev and a Luftwaffe based team known as Falkelf on 9 August 1942 The team from Kiev was expected to lose, even though they had won all their previous games they were playing German team after all In the end they beat Kalkelf twice, had ten members sent to concentration camps four of whom died Jim Riordan, former diplomat and historian, has written a number of scholarly books about Soviet sp [...]

    2. This young adult book is based on actual events that took place in Ukraine during WW2 German soldiers cruelly slaughter Ukrainians, partisans hide in the woods and fight back with horrible repercussions , and then Germans decide to prove their superiority by playing a soccer match against Ukraine s best soccer players The referee is German and completely biased, and the Ukrainians are warned that if they win, they will die So the Ukrainians amazingly end up winning and four of the best Ukrainian [...]

    3. It isn t very often a book makes me decide to visit a place but having read this story some years ago when I was in Ukraine in 2005, I felt compelled to visit the site of the nazi atrocity at Babi Yar just outside Kiev and the monument to the players killed by the Gestapo outside the Dinamo Kiev stadium May not be the best book I ve ever read but the knowledge that it is based on events which actually occurred made me wish to read it and I m glad that I did.

    4. This is a superb story, told simply, but well, and being novella length about 40,000 words you have no excuse for not reading it You will get out of 2 or 3 hours spent with this than scores of wasted hours watching box sets of American series shown on Sky.Full review at stevek1889 2014

    5. Vlot leesbaar boek over een historische voetbalmatch tijdens WO II in Oekra ne Beetje jammer dat het nogal zwart wit is de Duitsers zijn, op Schmidt na, helemaal slecht, en de goeien in het boek spelen heel fair en hebben amper afkeurenswaardige eigenschappen.

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