Lost Boys of the River Camp by Jeff Turner

By Jeff Turner

Freckle-faced fifteen and sixteen-year-old uniformed sentries not stand shield on the summer season camp's major front, .30 quality rifles slung over their shoulders. The roar of the artillery drills, as soon as damn the window panes of close by cottages and the frayed nerves of summer season tourists, is silent. Ther bugle calls piercing the stillness of sunrise and nightfall at the river are not any more.

Over a century in the past, the civilian-backed Junior Naval Reserve validated its first summer time station in Uncasville, Connecticut. The river camp sought to organize our nation's early life for carrier within the army or service provider marine. kids have been taught the lore and entice of the ocean in addition to a heavy dose of army education: rifle perform, artillery drills, saber strategies, marches and bivouacs, and conflict formations.

The middle of this story lies with Henry Cameron, a fifteen-year-old suffering to discover a spot for himself in a global torn aside via battle. Emboldened by means of a thrist for experience, Henry enrolls and embarks on an eventful summer season trip, one formed by way of these he meets alongside the best way: a war-weary yet clever cavaly lieutenant, a complicated Uncle, a summer time sweetheart, and an untamed bully set upon terrorizing the total camp.

This is an creative tale shooting a forgotten pieve of Connecticut army background. As a old novel, it bargains a continuing combination of truth and fiction and a thought-provoking portrait of junior midshipman education in the course of WWI.

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