Botany Boys Botany Boys

Botany Boys

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Publisher Description

A group of mates from the Sydney suburb of Botany answer the call from king and country and go away to fight in the first world war. Far from the adventure they imagined, the five years of the conflict bring challenge, fear and loss but also lighter moments and some unexpected romance.
The boys shoulder distinctive responsibilities in Gallipoli and France. Boney creeps out under the cover of darkness to rescue helpless souls as an ambulance driver, Ced uses his engineering skills to design tunnels and lay explosives until he is captured and experiences the perils of being a prisoner-of-war behind the front line, Frank leads a team operating a howitzer, Harry becomes a spy-catcher in England and Simmo takes to the skies as a daring fighter pilot. Clara and Maggie, Australian nurses, work in Cairo and on Lemnos before joining a hospital ship bound for England. Jeanne, a French pastrycook, volunteers as a V.A.D. in Rouen.
Based on true accounts of the war, these Botany boys experience the daily horrors of those years and, in the process, learn the value of mateship and the cost involved in striving to preserve a way of life they believe cannot be compromised.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2020
June 25
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
421
Pages
PUBLISHER
Dell Brand
SELLER
Draft2Digital, LLC
SIZE
414.1
KB

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