In 1916, Charley Bourne lies about his age to fight on the
battlefields of France. But thoughts of glory and patriotism
are swept aside by the bloody artillery barrage of horror
and needless sacrifice amidst the trenches of the First World
about every war story has been told and the genre has very
few surprise left. Charley's War, when it was originally
printed in Battle, was a breath of fresh air in a crowded
marketplace. An antiwar story in a pro-war comic. And it is
great to see that it still holds its own.
plenty of emotion tied up in this hardback graphic novel -
and many critics have already heralded this story as an outstandingly
realistic portrayal of life on the front lines of the First
War is an beautiful collection of strips which that show
the horrors and stupidity of war in all their twisted glory.
By the time you've finished reading this you'll feel as though
you were alongside Charley in the trenches.
unfamiliar with the series really should get hold of a copy
of this beautiful graphic novel - anyone who is familiar with
it won't need any encouragement to buy this.
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