The Machine Gunners is a book set in WW2 Britain about a group of kids who find a German machine gun. They build a fortress in the garden of bombed house and use the machine gun to try and shoot down German planes. when a German plane is shot down the rear gunner lands and is found by the children. He is captured and he helps them build up the fortress. When a technical glitch in the home guards systems send the message the invasion has started the children head to the fortress and the German tries to escape on a boat. It turns out the invasion was a false alarm and the German returns but is shot. So the the children stop seeing each other and the story ends.
I liked this book a lot as it had a good storyline and interesting characters. The way it was portrayed made it seem like it was a proper community. All in all a very good book.