The Lost Generation
Follow young A.J. Mitchell and his friends as they fight to survive the horrors of the First World War and, perhaps even more difficult, attempt to find some meaning in a life after. More
The year is 1914, and the Great War has just begun. For eighteen-year-old A.J. Mitchell, living in rural Tennessee, the war seems the adventure of a lifetime, promising action, glory, honor, and above all the passage into manhood. Unfortunately for A.J., America has decided to take no part in what it sees as yet another European squabble, leaving A.J., along with his five like-minded friends, sidelined and despondent. Willing to go to any lengths to participate in the last great war, the event that they believe will define their generation, A.J. and his friends hatch a plan to journey to Britain to enlist in her army and fight alongside them. Over the next several years, A.J. and his friends are confronted by all the realities and horrors of war, leaving each to cope as best they can. Through the crucible of the Western Front, A.J. indeed grows into a man, but at what cost? He is left to confront the emotional scars left by the war and attempt to find some meaning beyond it. One century since the year of the Somme and Verdun, take this opportunity to explore the brutal, gut-wrenching tragedy that was World War I. Explore the true nature of war, and bear witness to the lasting wounds left in those charged with fighting it. The Lost Generation is a gripping and passionate story of one soldier simply trying to survive the greatest war the world had ever seen, and to attempt to collect up the pieces of himself in its wake.
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