It is 1914 and the Great War has begun. Roy is a young farmer in County Antrim. "Everyone must fight if they can, Roy," said Willy. "Don't worry. It won't be a long war. You'll get a chance to see the world. You'll be home for Christmas!" Instead, Roy lives for months in the cold and mud of the trenches, waiting to go into action. Then one day Roy gets his chance to fight . . . in the great and terrible Battle of the Somme.