In this story, Iain Crichton Smith depicts the harrowing and unimaginable conditions of trench warfare to reveal the futility and destructiveness of war.
How many of these trench raids had Mackinnon led before?
This was his first
Which of the men had been sent home injured but chose to return to the front line?
Why did he think they may need the ladders?
To climb out of really deep trenches
To climb over the barbed wire
To climb in and out of the craters
What does Mackinnon see one of the German soldiers doing in the trench?
Reading a book
Writing a letter
Loading a pistol
What does Mackinnon compare the craters to?
What does Mackinnon use to pull Morrison out of the crater?
Which of these descriptions is NOT used to describe Morrison?
A great fish
A slimy alien
An obscene mermaid
What happens to Morrison once he is rescued from the crater?
He slips back in and drowns
He is killed crossing back to the trenches
What is the bright night compared to?
The lights at a funfair
Which of the men has nightmares when they get back to their trench?