The Lost Boys: The untold stories of the under-age soldiers in WWI


The boys, some as young as thirteen, lied about their age, forged a parent’s signature and left to fight on the other side of the world.

A unique perspective on the First World War, The Lost Boys is military history made deeply personal, a powerful homage to youthful bravery and a poignant reminder of the sacrifice of war.

About the Author

Paul Byrnes joined The Sydney Morning Herald in 1976, reporting from various corners of the world for a decade, before specialising as a feature writer and film critic. He was director of the Sydney Film Festival for ten years, until 1998. In 2007, he won the Pascall Prize, Australia’s highest award for critical writing in the arts. The Lost Boys is the result of a lifelong interest in the First World War. He lives in Australia and France.

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