The First Casualty


Author: Ben Elton

Flanders, June 1917: a British officer and celebrated poet, is shot dead, killed not by German fire, but while recuperating from shell shock well behind the lines. A young English soldier is arrested and, although he protests his innocence, charged with his murder.,,Douglas Kingsley is a conscientious objector, previously a detective with the London police, now imprisoned fo….Read More

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