Subscriber Only: The Great Christmas Truce
It’s December 1914, you’re a 23-year-old soldier, and for the last five months, you’ve been engaged in trench warfare all across Belgium.
You’re British, Irish, or Scottish, but from whatever region of the Commonwealth you hail, it’s likely the poorest part.
And you’ve got a cough.
A really bad one, but you’re not worried because it’s common among the men.