It has been described as "an unflinching examination of the horrors of war and the injustice surrounding the execution of soldiers by firing squad, on the – often false – grounds of desertion or cowardice." "Tommo" Peaceful, who tells the story in account format from the past to the present day events of his experiences.His eldest brother, "Big Joe", has learning difficulties due to brain damage at birth, and is always looked out for by his younger brothers.Later the production enjoyed sell-out transfers to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and London's West End, and then toured the United Kingdom.Another production toured UK provincial repertory theatres in 2014.Structurally, each chapter of the book brings the reader closer to the present until the story turns to present tense.The story especially underlines the senselessness of war and ineptitude of the commanding officer.They had also seen an aeroplane together – the first people in their village to do so.Charlie, being older than Tommo, had always protected and looked out for his younger brother.
The book's chapters count down to dawn when Charlie will be executed.and Alcon Entertainment, was directed by Denis Villeneuve. Private Peaceful is a novel for older children by Michael Morpurgo, first published in 2003.Soon after this they put together the material for a series of concerts called "Private Peaceful".The concerts consisted of readings by Morpurgo with songs and tunes by Coope, Boyes and Simpson. A feature film version of Private Peaceful was released in October 2012.