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Intermediate. Years 7/8/9

The betrayal

By Malachy Ozanne, year 8, St Sampson’s School

Marcus is a 13-year-old boy who lives in London with his Mum Emma, his Dad Fred and his younger brother Timmy. It is August the 12th and his dad has gone off to war to fight for England against the devious and evil Hun.

Our home was destroyed by multiple bombs being dropped down by the ghastly Germans. We were hiding in a bunker when it was suddenly caved in by loads of debris and flying bricks from our house. The sound of bombs exploding louder than an air horn pointed directly in your ear and the screams of innocent people running away and fearing for their lives. Those sounds bellowed in our ears day in and out.

Our rations are starting to get really low and we are all sick of the taste of tomato soup and baked beans. A German must have known we were in here and he started dropping multiple bombs down on the debris of our house. Then, there it was, the bomb that went straight through the solid, scratched, corrugated metal roof.

They started shooting rounds upon rounds of ammo down at us and unfortunately one round was the deadliest of them all piercing the skin on my Mum's chest. I was distraught but then before I could even blink I noticed Timmy lying there dead on the floor. Several bullet holes were visible on his skin. Blood was oozing out rapidly.

It was just me, alone in the middle of a war. I decided to run far far away then hide in a broken hotel just about a 10 minute walk from where I was. But that was when I saw him. My dad in a German plane. I didn’t know what to do. I stood there in disbelief. Then Bang!

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