Private Peaceful Setting & Symbolism

Michael Morpurgo
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Iddesleigh

Iddesleigh, in Devon, England is the village home of Thomas and Charlie Peaceful and their family.

Great War

The Great War was the common name for World War I. Beginning in 1914 and ending in 1918, this war consumed most of Europe. Thomas and Charlie join the army and fight for the Allies.

Fritz

The German soldiers were often called the Fritz by the Allied soldiers.

Tommy

The German soldiers often called the British soldiers Tommy.

Wipers

The Wipers was a town on the front line. The Germans had shelled the town almost out of existence.

Pop

Pop was what Thomas and his company called the town that they trained and camped in while not on duty in the trenches.

The Duke

The Duke was the tavern in Iddesleigh where all of the local villagers, including Thomas and Charlie drink in the evenings.

Ford's Cleave Woods

Ford's Cleave Woods...

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