The ninth and tenth titles in this gripping, dramatic and completely engrossing series – designed to engage reluctant readers (high interest, low-level reading), and anyone interested in battles, history, time travel, adventure, great stories, gadgets galore...
Code name: Battle Boy 005 (BB005)
Real name: Napoleon Augustus Smythe
Age: 11 years old
Assignment: Operation Battle Book
Controller: Professor Juanita Perdu
Duty: To operate as a Human Data-Collecting Device (HD-CD)
Survival gear: SimulSkin (high-tech, skin-coloured body armour), Battle Watch and assorted gadgets
Mission directive: To spy on the past
Mission 9: White War
* Book no. 72: Christmas Day, 1914. The Western front, near the town of Ypres, Belgium.
* Mission objective: very unclear. There is something BIG that Professor Perdu is not telling Battle Boy. His mission begins knee-deep in mud, in the middle of No Man's Land, where he encounters the last person he is expecting to meet.