Sam Damon, from small-town Nebraska, finds life in the U.S. Army, just prior to World War I, so appealing that he breaks off his relationship with Celia, his childhood sweetheart. When war does break out, Sam is sent to fight in France where his courage and initiative raise him in rank from private to sergeant to lieutenant to captain. Along the way he crosses paths with an assertive nurse - "Tommy" Caldwell, daughter of Col. Caldwell - and an ambitious officer, Courtenay Massengale, whose promotions have come from manipulating his contacts with his superiors.
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Did You Know?
Nurse Tommy mentions that she will be transfer to a hospital in Toulon. The town is situated in southern France, about as far from the front as one could get. See more
Emily Pawlfrey Massengale
I saw the way you were watching me, that weekend at Brighton.
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