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When the world found itself in the grip of the Great War, boys as young as thirteen were caught up in the overwhelming tide of patriotism, and enlisted for active service in their droves.

So many of them served in the bloodiest and darkest battles of the war, giving their lives so innocently for their country.

Based on the short life of 5750 Rifleman Valentine Joe Strudwick who died on 14th January, 1916, aged just fifteen years, this simple book is my tribute to each and every one of those boy soldiers.


About the Author

Nige Burton
Nige820 Fleetwood, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Nige Burton is a freelance writer, novelist and travel journalist. His work has been featured in numerous national and local publications.

A passionate photographer, he has travelled widely throughout the UK, Europe and Asia capturing locales as diverse as the windswept St Kilda archipelago, Chernobyl, Transylvania’s verdant woodlands, the vast plains of Siberia, and the thriving cityscapes of Budapest, Zurich, Prague, Cracow, Copenhagen, St Petersburg, Moscow, Ekaterinburg and Beijing to name but a few.

He lives in the sleepy seaside town of his birth on England’s north west coast.

Comments (2) Write a comment


Wayland says

Just found your book via Google - will definitely order a copy as so very interested in anything to do with Valentine. Valentine was my Great Grandmother Alice Strudwick's little brother.

posted at 03:47am Jan 22 PST


AmandaNorman says

Beautiful photography and words.

posted at 03:40pm Oct 01 PST

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