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Wilcox, John, 1931- author

1914. Star shells - commonly called 'starlight' - fly high into the night. Like so many other men, Jim Hickman and Bertram 'Bertie' Murphy are plunged into this nightmare. Back home Polly, the girl they both love, must choose between the two men - that is, if they ever come back alive

Large print, Book. English. Historical. Large type books. Historical fiction.
Published Long Preston: Magna, 2013
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Statement of responsibility: by John Wilcox
ISBN: 0750537922, 9780750537926
Note: Originally published: London: Allison & Busby, 2012.
Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Physical Description: 432 pages (large print)
Subject: World War, 1914-1918 Campaigns France Fiction.; World War, 1914-1918 Great Britain Fiction.


Like so many other men in 1914, Jim Hickman and Bertie Murphy are plunged into the nightmare of WWI. Loyal friends, the pair had done everything together since they became neighbours as children, from falling in love with the same girl to enlisting as soon as the war began. Now, they must become closer than ever to ensure they both survive the countless, gruelling battles at the front line. As the war progresses, Jim receives honour after honour, whilst loveable Bertie struggles to deal with the mindless slaughter around him. And meanwhile, back in Birmingham, their beloved girl Polly must choose between the two men.