Private Peaceful - Five to Five Summary & Analysis

Michael Morpurgo
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Thomas takes a bad head wound and is partially buried by a shell explosion that kills perhaps a dozen of their men. Thomas wakes to find that he is underground. Charlie grabs Thomas by his feet and pulls him out of the ground. Thomas, Charlie, Sergeant Hanley, and a dozen or so men are in a concrete dugout left over by the Germans in what is now part of no-man's land. Thomas is wounded to the point that he can't actually go anywhere. They are surrounded on three sides by German guns. When Sergeant Hanley gives them the order to run for the German line to continue the push, no one is ready to go. They all know that it is a suicide attack, and don't want to go. Charlie voices the opinion of the entire company. The sergeant...

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