When a British patrol is ambushed by Indians, their green drummer boys flees into the woods. Disobeying orders, Banner leads a group of Hudson's Bay men to the rescue and nearly falls into ... See full summary »

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Gil Taylor ...
Hamilton
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The Captain
Ivor Barry ...
The Governor
John Paris ...
The Guard
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When a British patrol is ambushed by Indians, their green drummer boys flees into the woods. Disobeying orders, Banner leads a group of Hudson's Bay men to the rescue and nearly falls into a trap, which results in heavy casualties among the company's men. When Banner refuses to apologize for his rashness to the governor, he gets sacked. After leaving the fort, Banner stumbles upon the drummer in the woods and learns that the young man plans to turn himself in to face the consequences of his desertion. Banner hatches a desperate plan for the two men to rescue the captive soldiers from the Indians camp to redeem themselves in the eyes of the authorities. Written by David Bassler

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Jonathan Banner: [narrating] When I write about it now, it's hard to believe it ever happened at all, but it did - as it must in every man's life.
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