My True Story: Standing Alone

Experience real history in the tragic true story of Jack Cornwell – one of the youngest heroes of the First World War. Only fifteen when he enlisted in the navy. Only sixteen when he died at Grimsby General Hospital with splinters of steel in his chest. Jack was awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross for staying, seriously wounded, at his post on HMS Chester during the biggest sea battle since the Spanish Armada. Now you can read his true story as he might have told it.

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  • A lovely story, very touching

    8 March 2014

  • Great true story I never knew anything about him until I read this book

    6 March 2014

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    Jim Eldridge

    Jim Eldridge is the award-winning author of The Trenches, Flying Ace and Armada in the boy’s strand of the My Story series. He is also a TV script-writer for the BBC.

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