I've used the fiction style of a novel to convey the all-too real historical events, conditions and characters in war, whether it be:
In this story I have attempted to show the horror of war for what it is. It has been my intent to show the hardship and suffering endured at Gallipoli. I had two uncles there, Stephen Tognolini, Military Medal and Bar, 21st Battalion and Andrew Tognolini, 24th Battalion. They would be joined by their two other brothers John/ Jack Tognolini, 57th Battalion Military Medal and Henry/ Harry Phillips 60th Battalion on the Western Front in France and Belgium.
John/ Jack Tognolini was killed in action on 25th April 1918 at the Battle of Villers-Bretonneux in France. The army had his age as 24 years old. As he was born in 1900 he was either 16 or 17.
I will be writing three future volumes to Brothers dealing with the Western Front in the years 1916, 1917 and 1918.
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