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Author(s): Roy E. Stolworthy
Original Publish Date: Oct 17, 2012
Product Number: EB00755263
Released: Mar 08, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781781599761
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books
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Description

A powerful novel of a teenager who fights in the First World War, hoping to redeem himself after the death of his brother. Feeling responsible for the accidental death of his recently conscripted brother, fifteen-year-old Thomas Elkin takes on the identity of his dead sibling—and enters into the fray of the conflict. His burning ambition is to die a glorious death in his brother's name. Believing that in fully submitting to the reality of war he is atoning for his sins, he faces all the attendant horrors with a steel will and a poignant resignation. As the Great War rages, both personal conflict and global conflict raise questions of morality and mortality, guilt and faith—as this moving novel touches upon the existential crises faced on the battlefield by the men who fought.

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