1915 - This true continuing story is based on the men of London, who wanted to do their bit during World War 1 as well as how their choice to serve affects their families at home. Characters: James Rannow - former ganger of the labourers. Has a wife and two young children. Eliza Rannow, wife of James, with 2 young children, she works at the munitions factory. Jacko Jones - hard as nails. Labourer. Heavy drinker. Gambler. Former prize fighter. Wife and 9 children. Lil Jones. Jacko's wife and mother of Rose Jones Rose Jones - daughter of Jacko, assistant at a Grocer's. Young William 'Bill' Sewell - only 17. Volunteered underage. Formerly apprentice labourer. Lieutenant Nisbet-Lindley, platoon leader East Surrey Regiment. Mick O'Connor - their friend and fellow labourer. Married with 13 children. Irish guards.