Door County Resident Releases “The Accidental Soldier”

The Accidental Soldier is a World War II novel written by Door County resident Ben Bailey. His main character is Mitchell Morgan, an American graduate student in history, who travel to Germany and France in 1939 and 1940 to improve his foreign language skills. In the process, he attends a Wagner Opera in Munich, bike rides across France, is rescued from the beaches of Dunkirk, and almost loses his life in the London bombing blitz.

It is in the shadows of the White Cliffs of Dover that Mitch finds closure and realizes that he was a casualty of the war like the millions of others who experienced the excitement and turmoil of World War II.

Bailey was a history professor at Carthage College in Wisconsin for 35 years. He is now retired and lives in Naples, Florida and Egg Harbor, Wisconsin.

Copies of The Accidental Soldier are available at,,, in print and eBook editions. Main Street Market in Egg Harbor will have copies of the book available, and copies may be ordered from the author ([email protected]).