Norwegian school children use their ingenuity, and considerable bravery, to smuggle gold bullion from under the noses of the Nazi occupying army.
It is its improbability that makes it possible. Twelve year old Peter and 24 Norwegian school children must keep millions of dollars worth of gold bricks (26,000 pounds) from the occupying Nazi forces. Can they transport the gold through the snow, under the very noses of Nazi soldiers, to Uncle Victor's hidden fishing vessel? Grasping the nature of the Nazis, the intelligent and brave children get to work, but Peter soon discovers they are being watched.
Five young, Czech orphans attempt a daring escape by train to avoid a future under Communist tyranny.
Thirteen year old Franta is the oldest of 5 war orphans living in Czechoslovakia, with middle aged Ms. Novak. When the Communists take over in 1951, the "family" learns they will be broken up and sent to Communist educational centres. Though young, Fran knows the only preventative is a daring escape. All Aboard for Freedom is based on true events.