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Brothers in War

4.23  ·  Rating Details ·  39 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Brothers in War is the immensely powerful story of eight Beechey brothers, and how they paid the ultimate price for King and country in the Great War. Some were keen to enlist from the start, others were conscripted and some dead against. Eventually, all eight would be swept up into its devastating path as, despite astonishing displays of courage and strength of character, ...more
Audio CD, Abridged, 3 pages
Published July 6th 2006 by Audiobooks (first published January 22nd 1996)
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Owen
Jul 15, 2012 Owen rated it really liked it
Shelves: military-history, ww1
Michael Walsh is a good writer and perhaps the only pity about this work is that he did not contribute more of his own writing to it. He had some difficult choices to make, as he wandered backwards from an epistolatory work to the main narrative, which he created himself. For my money, there was just too much material taken from old letters, but it could not have been easy knowing what to include and what to leave out.

This is the story of a Victorian-era family whose eight sons participated in t
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Julia
Aug 07, 2011 Julia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this probably wasnt the best book to take on holiday with me but it has been sitting on my bookcase for ages. A difficult book to read due to the subject matter and fact that the chapters focus on different members of the family. It is wonderfully written though - cannt have been easy weaving together all the different stories/letters of the brothers. The things they and others went through and sacrificed - brings tears to your eyes
Zhi Ling Tan
Nov 15, 2013 Zhi Ling Tan rated it it was amazing
this was a humble but moving true story of a family torn asunder by military war. michael walsh put in a great effort to piece together detailed accounts of the 8 beechey brothers who pledged their lives to war. one could hardly imagine the devastation and horror in the battlefields.
Pauline Evans
Dec 20, 2012 Pauline Evans rated it it was amazing
One of the many WWI books I have read about 8 brothers who all fought in the Great War. A brilliant read. Their mother lost her husband before the war and she had to endure waiting for news of her sons.
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Feb 02, 2017 Cameron McElwee rated it it was amazing
Amazingly powerful and equally heartbreaking. Well worth a read.
Jo Reid
Oct 30, 2015 Jo Reid rated it it was amazing
An incredible story using a huge number of letters written by the soldiers and their families. A real eye-opener to the horrors of the First World War.

Wholly recommend reading this book.
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Michael Walsh has edited regional newspapers and worked as a staff and freelance sub-editor on national dailies and Sundays. He is Saturday chief sub-editor on The People sports desk and has written for The Sunday Telegraph, The People and Saga Magazine. Brothers In War is his first book. He is married with two daughters and lives in Ducklington, Oxfordshire.
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