An Eagle In The Snow (by Michael Morpurgo-Historical Fiction-2016)
The powerful novel from the master storyteller, inspired by the true story of one man who might have stopped World War II.
1940. The train is under attack from German fighters. In the darkness, sheltering in a railway tunnel, that stranger in the carriage with Barney and his mother tells them a story to pass the time.
And what a story. The story of a young man, a young soldier in the trenches of World War I who, on the spur of the moment, had done what he thought was the right thing.