Private Peaceful - Fourteen Minutes Past Two Summary & Analysis

Michael Morpurgo
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Fourteen Minutes Past Two Summary

Charlie and Thomas volunteer for the army. Both of them lie about Thomas's age, saying that they are twins, both born on October 5th, and both seventeen. The lie holds, and they are shipped off for training. All throughout their basic training, Charlie and Thomas and the rest of the regiment fell as though the war is some distant thing, and that they will all be just fine. The hard truth comes out, however, when they get to France. At France, they saw the injured soldiers, and met their new training sergeant. Sergeant "Horrible" Hanley, was a great tormentor. Charlie, who refused to jump through the sergeant's hoops, brought his wrath down on the whole regiment.

Fourteen Minutes Past Two Analysis

The lie about Thomas's age doesn't hold up long. When they get to France, they meet...

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