Autumn, 1939. War has been declared and a group of London children are evacuated to Saltstone, near Dover. Their lives change drastically as they try to ﬁt in and cope with food shortages and homesickness.
As Winter turns to Spring, another evacuation is taking place — the dramatic rescue of British soldiers from Dunkirk. Ted Goddard and his son Gordon become
dangerously involved as they take their boat RUNNING FREE across the Channel to help with Operation Dynamo.
Disabled Boxy, Gordon’s brother is determined to prove he too can play a vital part. Sixteen-year old evacuee, Grace, whose friendship with Gordon has blossomed into love, is sick with worry. The locals and evacuees bury their differences and share their fears as they watch and wait...
Published: 5 May 2016