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The Machine Gunners is set at the time of the second world war in Tynemouth. It centres on a group of children living in Garmouth (actually Tynemouth) who think of war as a kind of a game. Chas McCill, the main character, is fascinated by anything that could be seen as a war souvenir. When he finds a crashed German bomber plane complete with machine gun and a dead German, he wants the machine gun, not just as his "prize" souvenir but because he feels that with it, he can contribute to the war effort. Chas and three friends hide the gun in 'The Fortress', their secret underground shelter, and determine to get it back into working order. Invasion was thought to be imminent in 1941 and the would-be "machine gunners" believe they have an essential role to play in the defence of their home.
Parents, teachers and police desperately try to discover the whereabouts of the gun in order to defuse an explosive situation, but their efforts are continually frustrated by the gang's ingenuity. Nothing, it seems, can deter the children from their hazardous plan - to be executed with the help of a Nazi airman on the run. Muddle and misunderstanding lead to a dangerous yet almost farcical climax, when wholesale tragedy is only just averted.
This is an uncompromising exploration of violence, its corrupting power and morality. The atmosphere of a Tyneside town under bombardment is excellently conveyed. Local idioms and dialect are perfectly caught, including swear-words which are in no way watered down since the realism and success of the novel depends on its absolute honesty in the choice of words and phrases. Westall pays great attention to the detail of the war, especially guns, bullets and planes. He depicts everyday life, its atmosphere and its hardships, the time spent in air~raid shelters, the rationing, the continuous bombing and other things like time missed from school.
Very rare film ????/
All 6 episodes all in one