Ten year old Johnny is sent to live with his aunt in a small village after his toy-maker father volunteers for the British army in WWI and his mother begins work at a munitions plant.
The boy amasses armies of toy soldiers that are made by his father who adds subsequent soldiers in letters from the front line trenches.
As the play battles that Johnny enacts with his toy soldiers became hauntingly prophetic, his view of the war begins to change.
A very strong story!
5 STARS, favorited