Martin is distraught: how can he leave his beloved younger sister, Elizabetha?
Half a century later, war has broken out again in Europe. It is no surprise that Elizabetha’s son, Kurt Schneidder, is conscripted into the German army as a sniper – he has always been a crack shot.
Meanwhile, Martin’s sons enlist in the New Zealand Tunnellers and find themselves digging beneath German lines in Northern France. In the aftermath of the “war to end all wars” inflicted wounds are not always physical, nor are they short lived.
Amidst irony and futility can unknown and concealed wounds ever be healed?