My Kingdom by Michael F Donoghue | Script Revolution

My Kingdom

A British soldier struggles to survive the entire Great War in order to be reunited with his family.



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Based on the novel of the same name.

In the spring of 1914, Daniel is eager to complete a deployment into India’s North Western Frontier. In an era of colonial rule, a Punitive Action puts Daniel squarely in the crosshairs of his superiors. Although he’s acted honorably, it hastens his departure from the sub-continent.
Returning to London, and the British Army Reserves, Daniel embraces a new life with his wife and two sons. A new job and renewed home life represent the backdrop to one of history’s most fateful summers. Londoners have other things on the minds, however. An Irish Home Rule bill and the suffragette movement fill the headlines…until Britain declares war.
Daniel is recalled. He reports for duty and arrives in France with the British Expeditionary Force. Barely a fortnight old, it’s still a mobile war. During the retreat from Mons, Daniel’s battalion is called into action. The Irish are eager, but the German Hammer appears unstoppable.
Although a small French village will become synonymous with his regiment’s valor, Daniel’s wife Mary and sons Steven and David are left in the dark with regard to their loved one’s fate. It’s not until October that news reaches home.
Finally, The Times publishes the war’s latest Honor Roll. Daniel’s name is among the columns of those listed as, ‘Missing.’ Is Daniel dead? Has he been taken prisoner? With one uncertain word, lives are irreparably changed.
This stirring epic chronicles the entire tragedy that becomes World War One. From the home front and its hospital wards to the battle front and beyond, if you read only one story to commemorate the Great War, let it be My Kingdom. Based on real events and real people.

Submitted: May 22, 2021
Last Updated: April 25, 2022

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The Writer: Michael F Donoghue

I am thrilled to find a platform that showcases the work of aspiring writers. I started writing late in life, self-publishing three novels, including one historical fiction and two sci-fi dramas. It was during the process of adapting the historical fiction into an eight episode series, (I've completed Episode One and a Series Bible) and the second sci-fi into a feature length script, that I realized I enjoyed the art of screenwriting more than novel writing. I just completed an original screenplay, entitled, First On Last Off, which I wrote as a graduation gift to my daughter. She recently earned her degree from the University of Toronto's Theater Performance Program. I was happy to hear... Go to bio

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