Private Peaceful [Reading]

Robson Green reads episodes from Michael Morpurgo's powerful book Private Peaceful, a tale of brotherly love set during the horrors of the First World War.

Episodes

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01Innocence Observed2007111620081107

Private Thomas Peaceful reflects on the untimely death of his father.

Life in a simple, idyllic childhood in a village of pre war England contrasts with the unimaginable horror of life as a soldier in the First World War.

02King And Country2007112320081114

Brothers Thomas and Charlie Peaceful join the rallying cry to volunteer and sign up to fight for their country.

03Dead Man's Land2007113020081121

Life in the trenches is beginning to take its toil physically and mentally on Private Thomas Peaceful.

04 LASTPromises To Keep2007120720081128

Sentence is passed on Private Peaceful and, throughout the night, he cherishes every minute until dawn.