Casulties Of War
1918. The world is at war. A terrible raging conflict that has left no one untouched.
In the North Yorkshire village of Hawkswick, it seems that The dead won’t stay down. There are reports of horrifically wounded soldiers on manoeuvres in the night. Pets have gone missing, and now livestock is found slaughtered in the fields.
Suspicion naturally falls on nearby Hawkswick Hall, a psychiatric hospital for shell-shocked soldiers, where Private Daniel Corey senses a gathering evil.
As events escalate, a stranger arrives on the scene. Can this Man from the Ministry solve the mystery of Hawkswick? And can Hawkswick solve the mystery that is this Man from the Ministry?
- Casualties of War was the thirty-eighth novel in the BBC Eighth Doctor Adventures series. It was written by Steve Emmerson.
- This is the second story in the “Earth Arc”.
- The TARDIS is two point seven metres tall and a little over one point two square. Touching it, Mary Minett gets an impression of intense pain.
- Taking advantage of mistaken identity, the Doctor poses as a man from the Ministry of Health. He prefers lemon tea. He can play the piano. He is lead to Hawkswick by a newspaper cutting. He has his TARDIS collected from Hawkswick when he leaves by Messrs. Bracket and Flockton of Grimston Removals.
- The Doctor’s note from Fitz Kreiner is still in his pocket. (The Burning)
- The Doctor recalls his previous meetings with William Shakespeare. (The Empire of Glass, Planet of Evil, City of Death, The Kingmaker, The Time of the Daleks) He would later do so again in A Groatsworth of Wit and The Shakespeare Code.