Battle of the Somme
It was after the shells hit that it happened. William saw a thick red gas appear from where the shells landed, and got his gas mask on just in time, just as the gas reached him. Something was extremely odd about this gas. It spread way too quickly, several times faster than any other gas attacks he had seen. Several others were not so lucky in getting their gas masks on. When the gas hit them, they begin choking, coughing and retching, their skin beginning to turn a burnt black. Within seconds they were lying dead on the floor.
“Taylor, I need help!” that was Captain Campbell’s voice. He was busy battling one of the soldiers who didn’t have his gas mask on. Wait…wasn’t he supposed to be dead then? William noticed his burnt skin just as the captain shot the soldier point-blank with his Webley revolver. The shots didn’t seem to faze the soldier at all. In fact, it only seemed to make him – or it – a lot angrier. Captain Campbell pulled out his bayonet with his free hand and stabbed the soldier straight up through the chin. The ‘thing’ dropped like a rock.
Lance Corporal William Taylor is your average soldier in the bloody Great War (World War 1). He has seen horrors that he wishes no one would see, seen friends die, and wishes he himself were dead. Sometime in the Battle of the Somme, an enemy gas attack turns fellow soldiers into deadly undead, starting a bloody civil war against the British troops and the zombie soldiers.