In this volume, Charley Bourne is sacked from his job in London and decides to join the war effort. He is a typical 'Tommy', neither overly intelligent or especially strong. Rushed to the Western Front, he soon finds himself in the thick of things. After proving himself with a daring attempt to rescue a Tommy runner, Charley is chosen to take part in a night raid on the German trenches. Will the Tommies return alive?