November, 1916. Indiana Jones and Remy Baudouin have managed to get a transfer from the European trenches to the plains of Africa. On arrival they both receive a promotion to the rank of lieutenant in the Belgian Army. When they take the wrong train they end up in Moshi. Desprerate to join their unit in Lake Victoria, the two men bump into the 25th Royal Fusiliers, a unit of cranky old men led by Indy's old acquaintance Frederick Selous. Indy's passing knowledge of trains and fluent German comes in handy for the Fusiliers, who are about to go on a mission to find and destroy a Phantom Train that carries an enormous German artillery gun. After accomplishing their goal, Selous tricks Indy and Remy into joining his unit for another caper involving the capture of the German military strategist Colonel Von Lettow-Vorbeck. Written by
The TV Archaeologist
Did You Know?
Frederick Selous (played by Paul Freeman
) was the real life basis for H. Rider Haggard
's fictional hero Alan Quatermain, who in turn inspired the character of Indiana Jones. See more
You don't appear to know much about trains.
Well, actually, I know a lot about trains. I spend my summers working shoveling coal on trains but that really doesn't teach you much about time tables here in the middle of Africa.