The Machine Gunners

Robert Westall

No. of pages 224

Great for age 12+
Living in World War II Britain, Chas McGill is determined to outdo his rival Boddser Brown in obtaining the ultimate war souvenir. When he finds a crashed German bomber in the woods complete with machine gun, he knows he can not only beat Boddser hands down, but can also play a role in the war.


The Machine Gunners by Robert Westall won the Carnegie Award in 1975. It currently has an age rating of 12+ years and a 5 star rating on TheBookSeekers. There are currently no reviews for this book on this site. Click on the + buttons to include your own ratings!

The Machine Gunners is categorised as fiction. It was written for young readers to enjoy. The location Great Britain are linked with this book.

Tags: War, Wars, World and World War