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Lost boys : the untold stories of the under-age soldiers who fought in the first world war / Paul Byrnes.

By: Byrnes, Paul.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: South Melbourne, Victoria : Affirm Press, 2019Description: 364 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 23 cm.Content type: text | rdacontent Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1925870502; 9781925870503.Subject(s): Great Britain. Army. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps | World War, 1914-1918 -- Participation, Australian | World War, 1914-1918 -- Participation, New Zealand | World War, 1914-1918 -- Participation, Juvenile | Soldiers -- Australia -- Biography | Soldiers -- New Zealand -- Biography | Teenage soldiers -- BiographyGenre/Form: Biographies.DDC classification: 940.40994
Contents:
Turkey 1915 -- France 1916 -- Belgium 1917 -- France 1918 -- Coda.
Summary: In the First World War of 1914-1918, thousands of boys across Australia and New Zealand lied about their age, forged a parent's signature and left to fight on the other side of the world. Though some were as young as thirteen, they soon found they could die as well as any man. Like Peter Pan's lost boys, they have remained forever young. These are their stories. This extraordinary book captures the incredible and previously untold stories of forty Anzac boys who fought in the First World War, from Gallipoli to the Armistice. Featuring haunting images of the boys taken at training camps and behind the lines, these tales are both heartbreaking and rousing, full of daring, ingenuity, recklessness, random horror and capricious luck. A unique perspective on the First World War, The Lost Boys is military history made deeply personal, a powerful homage to youthful bravery and a poignant reminder of the sacrifice of war.
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In the First World War of 1914-1918, thousands of boys across Australia and New Zealand lied about their age, forged a parent's signature and left to fight on the other side of the world. Though some were as young as thirteen, they soon found they could die as well as any man. Like Peter Pan's lost boys, they have remained forever young. These are their stories.This extraordinary book captures the incredible and previously untold stories of forty Anzac boys who fought in the First World War, from Gallipoli to the Armistice. Featuring haunting images of the boys taken at training camps and behind the lines, these tales are both heartbreaking and rousing, full of daring, ingenuity, recklessness, random horror and capricious luck.A unique perspective on the First World War, THE LOST BOYS is military history made deeply personal, a powerful homage to youthful bravery and a poignant reminder of the sacrifice of war.

Includes index.

Turkey 1915 -- France 1916 -- Belgium 1917 -- France 1918 -- Coda.

In the First World War of 1914-1918, thousands of boys across Australia and New Zealand lied about their age, forged a parent's signature and left to fight on the other side of the world. Though some were as young as thirteen, they soon found they could die as well as any man. Like Peter Pan's lost boys, they have remained forever young. These are their stories. This extraordinary book captures the incredible and previously untold stories of forty Anzac boys who fought in the First World War, from Gallipoli to the Armistice. Featuring haunting images of the boys taken at training camps and behind the lines, these tales are both heartbreaking and rousing, full of daring, ingenuity, recklessness, random horror and capricious luck. A unique perspective on the First World War, The Lost Boys is military history made deeply personal, a powerful homage to youthful bravery and a poignant reminder of the sacrifice of war.