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Forever the Colours

Forever the Colours

A young soldier injured on the battlefield of modern-day Afghanistan awakens to a nightmarish world of cannon smoke and gunfire and the realisation that he has somehow been transported back to 1880 on the eve of one of the British army’s worst defeats, the battle of Maiwand.

Dead? Dreaming? Mad?
When Tommy Evans regains consciousness after being injured on the battlefield of modern-day Afghanistan, the world around him is not the same. Filled with cannon smoke, gunfire and the whinnying of horses, Tommy inexplicably finds himself somehow transported to the past – back to the eve of one of the British army’s worst defeats in the second Anglo-Afghan war: the Battle of Maiwand. Now he must find his way back home or face the very real possibility of perishing along with most of the soldiers of the 66th Foot, the Berkshire Regiment.  Tommy Evans will experience first hand the life and deprivations of a Victorian British soldier, from the food, clothing and equipment, to fighting close quarter battles with antiquated weapons.  He meets some endearing and great characters from the past, meets the British Indian army, and truly learns the meaning of comradeship.  

A young soldier injured on the battlefield of modern-day Afghanistan awakens to a nightmarish world of cannon smoke and gunfire and the realisation that he has somehow been transported back to 1880 on the eve of one of the British army’s worst defeats, the battle of Maiwand.

Richard Thomas lives on the Isle of Wight with his wife, Kelly, and their four children. ‘Forever the Colours’ is his début novel and he is currently working on the next in the series, ‘Flying the Colours’.  He is currently due to finish this by the Summer and will then continue on his other work, The Stretcher Bearer - a story of the horrors of WW1 and a young man of the RAMC and his paranormal encounter whilst stuck in no man's land.

Imprint
Union Bridge Books
Publisher
Union Bridge Books
Language
English
Product Format
Paperback
Dimensions
8 x 5
Weight
1 gram
Publication Date
May 1, 2014
Number of Pages
180
ISBN
9781783081639
Product Format
EPUB
Dimensions
8 x 5
Weight
1 gram
Publication Date
Jun 30, 2014
Number of Pages
180
ISBN
9781783081738
Product Format
MobiPocket
Dimensions
8 x 5
Weight
1 gram
Publication Date
Jun 30, 2014
Number of Pages
180
ISBN
9781783081783