Edward Donohue reveals the men's agonies and emotions and shares with us a spirit of comradeship that will never die. This is a poignant story from the Great War 'the war to end all wars' in which Billy, a young Lancashire soldier met Simon, an officer from the Royal Flying Corps by chance in a small French cafe. Their contrasting lives became intertwined and were dramatically ripped asunder when Billy started a relationship with Simon's sister which led to heartbreak and tragedy.
The author has been interested in the history of the First World War as long as he can remember. He has made a number of visits to the battlefields and cemeteries and believes passionately that successive generations should know about the sacrifices made by millions of young men. A former lecturer and social work advisor, his main hobby until struck down by a series of heart attacks was mountaineering and he led expeditions to a number of areas including Africa, Iran and the Karakoram Himalaya. His main interest now is the breeding and racing of thoroughbred horses.