The Silver Tassie Print
Ireland, World War One. Dashing Harry Heegan leads his football team to victory, arriving home in swaggering celebration before he grabs his kit and heads for the trenches. A nightmare world awaits. The men, reduced to cannon-fodder, speak in mangled incantation as casualties stack up. Months later, Harry returns a cripple at the football club party. Everyone but the shattered war veterans dances and forgets.