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The canal bridge : a novel of World War I

Author: Tom Phelan
Publisher: New York : Arcade Publishing, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : English : First North American editionView all editions and formats
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In 1913, before there is a rumor of war in Europe, Matthias Wrenn and Con Hatchel, lifelong friends from Ballyrannel in the Irish midlands, decide to see the world at the expense of the king of England and join the British army. A year later, while en route to India, their troop ship is recalled and they soon find themselves in the European slaughterhouse that was World War I. As stretcher bearers, the two men  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
War stories
Historical fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Phelan, Tom, 1940-
Canal bridge.
(DLC) 2013036113
(OCoLC)861273887
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Phelan
ISBN: 9781628723830 1628723831
OCLC Number: 875276309
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Author's Note; Going Away; Missus Fitzpatrick; Kitty Hatchel; Missus Hatchel; Ralphie Blake; Kitty Hatchel; Missus Hodgkins; Matthias Wrenn; Matthias Wrenn; Con Hatchel; Con Hatchel; Con Hatchel; Matthias Wrenn; The War; Dennis Hayes; Father Kinsella; Matthias Wrenn; Con Hatchel; Matthias Wrenn; Ralphie Blake; Matthias Wrenn; Con Hatchel; Matthias Wrenn; Missus Hodgkins; Con Hatchel; Matthias Wrenn; Coming Home; Billy Simkins; Jer Meaney; Kitty Hatchel; Kitty Hatchel; Kitty Hatchel; Billy Simkins; Kitty Hatchel; Missus Hodgkins. Kitty HatchelKitty Hatchel; Matthias Wrenn; Kitty Hatchel; Ralphie Blake; Kitty Hatchel; Missus Hodgkins; Sarah Hodgkins; Ralphie Blake; Kitty Wrenn: 1970; Acknowledgments; Glossary; Selected Bibliography.
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In 1913, before there is a rumor of war in Europe, Matthias Wrenn and Con Hatchel, lifelong friends from Ballyrannel in the Irish midlands, decide to see the world at the expense of the king of England and join the British army. A year later, while en route to India, their troop ship is recalled and they soon find themselves in the European slaughterhouse that was World War I. As stretcher bearers, the two men witness all too closely the horrors of the battlefield and the trenches, the savagery, and the unconscionable waste of human life on fields made liquid by "the blood and guts of boy soldiers" at the Somme, Ypres, and Passchendaele. Meanwhile, back home in Ireland, Con's sister and Matthias's lover, Kitty Hatchel, yearns for their safe return and reminds them of their carefree childhood on the banks of the local canal, as well as their hopes for the future. Brilliantly and movingly narrated by a chorus of voices from the community -- Matt, Con, Kitty, and others -- The Canal Bridge tells the story of how the young men take Ballyrannel to war with them, and how the war comes back home when hostilities end in Europe. The Ireland the friends left in 1913 no longer exists, for the political landscape has been transformed by the Rising against the British in 1916. It is now a land riven with sectarian tensions and bloodshed from which there is no escape.

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