Spring 1939. Brothers Jake and Greg Jackson’s bitter rivalry gets to a breaking point when war reaches the land. Poetry lover Greg unexpectedly signs up for front-line battle in France while unspoken secrets and lies tear the family apart. It will take decades and the courage of two brothers to unearth the buried truths and finally set the family free.
Farm boy, Jake, lives for girls, guns and adrenalin; his younger brother, Greg, loves poetry. The tensions and bitter rivalry between t-e two finally erupt into bloody, life-changing violence. With the dark clouds of war looming over England’s green and pleasant land, it is Greg who unexpectedly signs up for front line battle in France. Against a backdrop of chaos and uncertainty, Greg discovers a world of uncompromising brutality. His journey through war-torn France exposes the very best and very worst of human nature along with the realization that, no matter how far you run, the past will always find a way of catching up with you.