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Private Peaceful – Episode 9

Tommo recalls how Charlie and he are posted to the front line trenches. Once at the Front the brothers are part of a night patrol sent to capture a German prisoner.

Tommo recalls how Charlie and he are posted to the front line trenches. Tommo is relieved to be going and - he hopes - leaving Sergeant Hanley for good. Once at the Front the two brothers are part of a night patrol sent across no-man's-land to take an enemy soldier prisoner. The patrol leader, Captain Wilkes, is injured and Charlie shows great courage coming to his rescue. Captain Wilkes acknowledges this by giving Charlie his watch.

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Chapters

  • 'Nothing could be worse than what we've just left'

    Tommo describes arriving at the Front and his first visit to the estaminet in 'Pop'

    Duration: 04:02

  • 'It's just as the Captain said it would be - quiet'

    It is quiet at the Front, but Tommo still has to deal with rats, lice and wet feet

    Duration: 04:00

  • 'We have to bring back one prisoner for questioning'

    Tommo describes a night patrol to the enemy trenches to capture a prisoner

    Duration: 03:05

  • 'We follow the Captain through the German wire and run'

    The night patrol returns and Charlie is rewarded for his bravery with the gift of a watch

    Duration: 03:44

Broadcasts

Programme Notes

Programme Notes

Information on each episode and literacy activities (2.5 MB pdf)