The red badge of courage
Part of the Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Greatest Stories series
Middle Years - Key Stage 2 Learn More
Henry Fleming just wants to be a hero. So when he gets the chance to fight in the American Civil War he signs up right away.
But out on the battlefield it's a long way from home, and the reality of war is not as romantic as he thought.
When you're doomed if you fight and doomed if you run, what's a man to do?
Henry doesn't want to be a coward, but sometimes courage is the hardest thing to find.
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