Eddy Phillips’ moment of cricket glory at Yateley Hall is cut down when the head boy strikes him in the knee with his bat after being shown up on the pitch. A ‘bounder’, Eddy was never going to fit in. But that did not stop him from signing up to do his bit in the Great War and attending Sandhurst with the rest of them. Only after he gets to the front and sees his old rival cower, while enlisted men are sent forward as fodder, does Eddy realise that war is still not quite cricket.
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