If you have killed hundreds of men in war, can you ever find peace? This is the question at the heart of Gentleman Jack.
The topic is explored as a work of narrative non-fiction. It uses a literary style to tell a true story. The narrative is based on hours of taped interviews with Jack Lundie conducted by his grandson, journalist David Crocker; notes by the co-author Tim Slee taken during a weeklong visit with Jack while his wife Annie was hospitalized; and supplementary historical research by co-author Denys Slee.
Using a first-person voice, we have attempted to provide the reader with an authentic insight into an extraordinary life, with a focus on the greatest moral dilemma Jack Lundie described from his time at war.
“What value the lives I took, against that of the lives I saved?”