The Boys Who Challenged Hitler Themes & Motifs

Phillip Hoose
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Patriotism

The future Churchill Club members feel that because their country will not fight against the Germans, they need to step in to preserve their nation's patriotism. The boys are dismayed and disheartened in their country's unwillingness to stand up for the Nazis. The Germans invade Denmark and after only a few hours, the country folds to German demands. Because of the country's unwillingness to fight, the boys worry about Danes' national character.

However, rather than focusing on a solely Danish national character, the boys' patriotism seems to be a Scandinavian patriotism, which also includes the Norwegians. The boys are inspired by the Norwegian resistance to the Nazis, and what they perceive to be the Norwegians' increased commitment to patriotism over their own. In an attempt to make up for their country's weakness, they decide to form the club to preserve their patriotism.

Ultimately, Danish citizens and...

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