BEHIND THE LINES


BEHIND THE LINES

W. F. MORRIS    Book Number: 89480    Product format: Paperback

One of the beautifully designed Casemate Classic War Fiction series, this one was written by the highly popular English novelist W. F. Morris (1892-1975) who served with the 13th Cycle Battalion of the Norfolk Regiment during WWI, who reached the rank of Major at 27, and was awarded the Military Cross. This novel is a thriller that follows on from his first novel, Bretherton but can be read alone. Morris is concerned with questions of identity, allegiance, chance, concealment and self-discovery. A subaltern is forced to flee when he accidentally kills an overbearing, taunting fellow officer. Appearances are all against him and he does not trust trench justice. He becomes a fugitive and must join forces with other deserters, lost soldiers and outlaws in a hand-to-mouth existence in the no man's land between opposing forces. A series of adventures and disasters ensue, including capture by the Germans and near death by firing squad. Only his own bravery and the devotion of his fiancée can rescue him from his plight. 'I am sure that the taller of the two ragged civilians I saw in the chalk quarry that misty March morning of 1918 was that Lieutenant Peter Rawley, R.F.A., who the official records stated was killed near Arras the previous autumn...' 392pp, paperback with fairly large print and illustration of the original front cover.
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ISBN 9781612004136
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