The King of Ypres by John Buchan audiobook

The King of Ypres

By John Buchan
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Billeted away from the trenches for a week, Private Peter Galbraith suddenly finds himself separated from his retreating regiment and marooned in the town of Ypres in the face of the German advance. With the army gone, law and order has broken down in the town and looting and fighting is rife. Private Galbraith takes it upon himself to reestablish the rule of law in the town, and before long he becomes the acting provost and recognized King of Ypres. But he realizes that his conduct is likely to be seen in a different light by his superior officers. He realizes that he undoubtedly faces a court martial for desertion. But the King of Ypres is undaunted by the thought of death by firing squad.

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Summary

Billeted away from the trenches for a week, Private Peter Galbraith suddenly finds himself separated from his retreating regiment and marooned in the town of Ypres in the face of the German advance. With the army gone, law and order has broken down in the town and looting and fighting is rife.

Private Galbraith takes it upon himself to reestablish the rule of law in the town, and before long he becomes the acting provost and recognized King of Ypres. But he realizes that his conduct is likely to be seen in a different light by his superior officers. He realizes that he undoubtedly faces a court martial for desertion. But the King of Ypres is undaunted by the thought of death by firing squad.

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Author Bio: John Buchan

Author Bio: John Buchan

John Buchan (1875–1940) was educated at Glasgow University and Brasenose College, Oxford. He became a barrister, Member of Parliament, soldier, publisher, and Governor-General of Canada. Of the over one hundred books he published during his lifetime, he is best remembered for his adventure and spy stories, especially The Thirty-Nine Steps, which was made into a movie by Alfred Hitchcock.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 0.38
Audience: Adult
Language: English