Week 10: The Mistake By Liam O

“Why did it happen?” that is the question I always ask myself today…

It was the last week of the war and everyone was feeling glum – even the jolliest people in the platoon. We had just advanced through No Man’s land and into the enemy trenches.

Our commander General Pierson had prolonged our advance and ordered us to wait for the rest of the platoon- that was a mistake.

About a few hours later we got a radio call from the rest of the platoon saying that the enemy’s artillery was getting ready to fire at us. We asked for them to try and hold them off, that was the last thing I heard on the battlefield.

About 5 years later here I am writing this story…