22 March 2022
Not because we bought the propaganda. Not because we believe the idealistic lie that it is glorious to die in battle. Not because there is any dignity or honour in being blown to bits, for the designs of politicians, or the calculations of tacticians. Not because there is virtue in violence. But because they had no choice. And because sometimes, there is no other option. Who else would do it? You?

Peter van der Walt is a fiction author, although you may find some non-fiction and the odd essay out there. Fans can find his newsletter, posts, updates and developments at Currently, he is hard at work on his next story. When not writing, he has far too many interests to reasonably keep up with. He lives with his partner in Devon, England.