My Brother's War
September 09, 2015
It's New Zealand, 1914, and the biggest war the world has known has just broken out in Europe. William eagerly enlists for the army but his younger brother, Edmund, is a conscientious objector and refuses to fight. While William trains to be a soldier, Edmund is arrested. Both brothers will end up on the bloody battlefields of France, but their journeys there are very different. And what they experience at the front line will challenge the beliefs that led them there.
The story is told from the point of view of each brother alternately. Their opposing views with regard to the coming war mean that a rift develops between them. Both struggle with the choices they have made. The treatment of the pacifist brother at the hands of the army challenges his beliefs and his determination to stick by them. The reality of war is a terrible shock to the other brother who had dreams of bravery and glory.