War and Chance
by Kerin Freeman
Thomas, a naive, 18 year-old conscientious objector, has just received his call up papers to join the Hampshires and fight for King and country, and attend boot camp for nine godawful weeks of basic training. Thomas, Spud, Paddy and Archie become a band of brothers. Armed with only a .303 rifle and boot camp training, the lads are thrown headlong into the killing fields of France.