‘The Officer’s Code’ follows the career and conscience of Eric Foster, a.k.a. Erich von Schellendorf, an English boy who chooses the wrong way.
In 1912, failing at Cambridge in pre-law, Eric Foster rebels against his father’s rigid plans for his future as a barrister with the family’s London law firm. In his search to control his own destiny he falls in love with the daughter of a minor German baron. To prove his worth to Brigitte’s aristocratic family, he exploits old family connections of his German mother to buy a commission in an elite Prussian cavalry regiment. By joining the most respected, most powerful stratum of Imperial German society, he opens the way to marry his beloved only months before the outbreak of World War One, the war to end all wars.
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