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The Lost Boys with Paul Byrnes

Conflict:
First World War (1914-18)
Services:
Army, Navy

In the First World War of 1914–1918, thousands of boys across Australia and New Zealand lied about their age, forged a parent’s signature and left to fight on the other side of the world. Though some were as young as thirteen, they soon found they could die as well as any man. Like Peter Pan’s lost boys, they have remained forever young. These are their stories.

Paul Byrnes speaks about some of the underage Anzacs featured in The Lost Boys and the how he uncovered their stories.

 

Reviewed 02 June 2021

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