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REVIEW: Too Brave to Live, Too Young to Die by Nigel Cawthorne
This volume takes a slightly different stance by looking at the VC recipients who were aged under 20; the ‘teenage tommies’ of the war. When age is overtly brought into the picture, it makes some of the deeds that led to the award of the VC seem even more courageous. It leads to further questions too; was it their youthful enthusiasm, naivety, or patriotism that spurred them on?