The popular children's novel set in the Second World War. It is 1940 in Tyneside. There has been an air raid. A German Heinkel bomber has been shot down. Somehow someone has managed to get away with a working machine gun and all its ammunition from the crashed plane. But who? And what will they do with the gun? The gripping story of Chas McGill and his school friends offers a vivid account of life in The Blitz. This is a Carnegie Medal winning title.