This is the true story of the largest execution of British soldiers captured by the Germans during WW1. Eleven British soldiers were cut off from their regiments during the retreat from Mons in the opening weeks of the war in 1914. After some weeks of living in the woods, they were sheltered by the village of Iron, Aisne, but were betrayed after five months and executed along with their principal French protector.
One of the soldiers, Fred Innocent, was a Nottingham man, born in Radford and lived in Lenton. His family was originally from Tithby, just up the road from Bingham, the home of the author. Fred is pictured on the front cover, the far left of the four figures shown there. 246pp