Casemate Publishing 1914. British forces are desperately trying to hold off the German soldiers in France. Star shells – commonly called ‘starlight” – illuminate the chaos in the trenches below. Like so many other men, Jim Hickman and Bertie Murphy are plunged into this nightmare and unbeknownst to them, a terrible tragedy is looming… As the war progresses, Jim receives honor after honor, whilst Bertie sinks deep into depression. And back home Poppy, the girl they both love, must choose between the two men…that is, if they ever come back alive. As the trio is trapped in physical and mental torment, a terrible tragedy befalls them… Wilcox draws upon a fascinating family history. His father and six uncles all fought in and survived the trenches of WWI, garnering a Victoria Cross among other decorations during the conflict.
"Overall, a thought-provoking and atmospheric read which is recommended." Historical Novels Review
Gardners 1914. British forces are desperately holding off the German invasion in France. The only respite from attack comes as star shells fly high into the night, freezing the action and illuminating the chaos below. Jim Hickman and Bertie Murphy, loyal friends, must stay close to ensure they both survive the gruelling battles ahead.