In March to the Sound of the Guns five people tell us the story of their war: the oldest is Colonel Malone, one of the very few who knows what war is about and who trains his men hard but, on going into action, is faced with incompetence at the highest levels. It is a searing, searching account of a generation of New Zealanders who went to a war and were changed forever.  See if it is available: http://www.library.cbhs.school.nz/oliver/libraryHome.do

In March to the Sound of the Guns five people tell us the story of their war: the oldest is Colonel Malone, one of the very few who knows what war is about and who trains his men hard but, on going into action, is faced with incompetence at the highest levels. It is a searing, searching account of a generation of New Zealanders who went to a war and were changed forever. See if it is available: http://www.library.cbhs.school.nz/oliver/libraryHome.do

It's 1917, and Captain Stanley Woolley joins an R.F.C. squadron whose pilots are starting to fear the worst: their war over the Western Front may go on for years. A pilot's life is usually short, so while it lasts it is celebrated strenuously. See if it is available: http://www.library.cbhs.school.nz/oliver/libraryHome.do

It's 1917, and Captain Stanley Woolley joins an R.F.C. squadron whose pilots are starting to fear the worst: their war over the Western Front may go on for years. A pilot's life is usually short, so while it lasts it is celebrated strenuously. See if it is available: http://www.library.cbhs.school.nz/oliver/libraryHome.do

Two parallel stories about two young men, separated by nearly nine decades in two different eras. As Andy and his mates head inexorably towards the bloody torturous Great War, Henry faces challenges, dangerous situations and tragedies of his own. See if it is available: http://www.library.cbhs.school.nz/oliver/libraryHome.do

Two parallel stories about two young men, separated by nearly nine decades in two different eras. As Andy and his mates head inexorably towards the bloody torturous Great War, Henry faces challenges, dangerous situations and tragedies of his own. See if it is available: http://www.library.cbhs.school.nz/oliver/libraryHome.do

1914. Germany has armed for war. England, unprepared, faces certain defeat unless a secret alliance can be made with Russia. See if it is available: http://www.library.cbhs.school.nz/oliver/libraryHome.do

1914. Germany has armed for war. England, unprepared, faces certain defeat unless a secret alliance can be made with Russia. See if it is available: http://www.library.cbhs.school.nz/oliver/libraryHome.do

Summer 1915, and the sound of the guns at the Western Front can be heard across the Channel in England.Throughout Britain, local regiments are recruiting for Kitchener's Army. And in the village of Stratharden, the Great War has already begun to irrevocably alter the course of five young lives... See if it is available: http://www.library.cbhs.school.nz/oliver/libraryHome.do

Summer 1915, and the sound of the guns at the Western Front can be heard across the Channel in England.Throughout Britain, local regiments are recruiting for Kitchener's Army. And in the village of Stratharden, the Great War has already begun to irrevocably alter the course of five young lives... See if it is available: http://www.library.cbhs.school.nz/oliver/libraryHome.do

September 1919:20 year-old Tristan Sadler takes a train from London to Norwich to deliver some letters to Marian Bancroft. Tristan fought alongside Marian's brother Will during the Great War but in 1917, Will laid down his guns on the battlefield, declared himself a conscientious objector and was shot as a traitor, an act which has brought shame and dishonour on the Bancroft family. See if it is available: http://www.library.cbhs.school.nz/oliver/libraryHome.do

September 1919:20 year-old Tristan Sadler takes a train from London to Norwich to deliver some letters to Marian Bancroft. Tristan fought alongside Marian's brother Will during the Great War but in 1917, Will laid down his guns on the battlefield, declared himself a conscientious objector and was shot as a traitor, an act which has brought shame and dishonour on the Bancroft family. See if it is available: http://www.library.cbhs.school.nz/oliver/libraryHome.do

The third book in the trilogy preceded by "The potato factory" and "Tommo and Hawk". See if it is available: http://www.library.cbhs.school.nz/oliver/libraryHome.do

The third book in the trilogy preceded by "The potato factory" and "Tommo and Hawk". See if it is available: http://www.library.cbhs.school.nz/oliver/libraryHome.do

Set before and during the great war, Birdsong captures the drama of that era on both a national and a personal scale. It is the story of Stephen, a young Englishman, who arrives in Amiens in 1910. Over the course of the novel he suffers a series of traumatic experiences, from the clandestine love affair that tears apart the family with whom he lives, to the unprecedented experiences of the war itself. See if it is available: http://www.library.cbhs.school.nz/oliver/libraryHome.do

Set before and during the great war, Birdsong captures the drama of that era on both a national and a personal scale. It is the story of Stephen, a young Englishman, who arrives in Amiens in 1910. Over the course of the novel he suffers a series of traumatic experiences, from the clandestine love affair that tears apart the family with whom he lives, to the unprecedented experiences of the war itself. See if it is available: http://www.library.cbhs.school.nz/oliver/libraryHome.do

A British officer and celebrated poet is shot dead, killed while he was recuperating from shell shock, well behind the lines. A young English soldier is arrested and, although he protests his innocence, is charged with his murder. See if it is available: http://www.library.cbhs.school.nz/oliver/libraryHome.do

A British officer and celebrated poet is shot dead, killed while he was recuperating from shell shock, well behind the lines. A young English soldier is arrested and, although he protests his innocence, is charged with his murder. See if it is available: http://www.library.cbhs.school.nz/oliver/libraryHome.do

From the trenches of France, General Sean Courtney returns to South Africa to fame, fortune and a seat in the Government. Mark Anders, the young man he has come to regard as his own son, returns to nothing, his grandfather murdered and his property seized. At the bottom of the mystery is Sean's son Dirk, jealous, violent and power-crazed, whose all-consuming hatred can only end in bloodshed. See if it is available: http://www.library.cbhs.school.nz/oliver/libraryHome.do

From the trenches of France, General Sean Courtney returns to South Africa to fame, fortune and a seat in the Government. Mark Anders, the young man he has come to regard as his own son, returns to nothing, his grandfather murdered and his property seized. At the bottom of the mystery is Sean's son Dirk, jealous, violent and power-crazed, whose all-consuming hatred can only end in bloodshed. See if it is available: http://www.library.cbhs.school.nz/oliver/libraryHome.do

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