Private Albert Nicholls has had a hand shot off but loathsome Major Yelland claims he is a malingerer who wounded himself to get out of the war and, despite the efforts of Colonel Brett and Matron, he is court-martialled and shot. Yelland, an incompetent and snobbish surgeon, taunts Thomas Gillan over his experimental treatment to save a patient's leg with a prosthetic, though Thomas is successful and Yelland is moved away. Meanwhile young Irishman Enda Peach stages a naked revolt against the hated British, drawing an unusual response from the sergeant who sees him as his adoptive son and Joan confesses to Belgian refugee Jaco that her lover is actually a German she met prior to the war. However Rosalie notices the engagement ring Joan wears around her neck. Written by
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Peaches (Kerr Logan) receives communion by taking the host from the priest in his hand, rather than the priest putting directly on the tongue. Taking the host into one's hands was not allowed until recent memory, certainly well after the 60s. See more
References In Love and War