Kerin Freeman ... writer

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After joining the Hampshire Regiment in 1940, 18 year old Thomas Collins is sent to France where he witnesses and takes part in horrors far beyond his imagination. Shell shocked and wounded, he leaves Dunkirk on the destroyer Havant. Thomas’ recovery in Netley Hospital is slow and images of a brutal war refuse to leave his fragile state of mind, especially his bloody slaying of Dierk Gerber, a German soldier.

Wounded and shell shocked, Thomas is taken off the beach at Dunkirk and sent back to England to recuperate. The boy who left England to fight in France has disappeared and in his place is a shell of a man who wears a mask in the company of the people who care for him. Not long after bombs begin to fall on Southampton, tragedy strikes, and heartbroken and bent on revenge, Thomas enlists the aid of his army mates and goes looking for trouble and redemption.