Rice, while updating the regimental history comes across the intriguing story of a commanding officer who had 6 of men awarded bravery medals. As he investigates further he discovers a very...
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Rice, while updating the regimental history comes across the intriguing story of a commanding officer who had 6 of men awarded bravery medals. As he investigates further he discovers a very reluctant hero, and as time goes on he discovers the source of that reluctance. Written by
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Contains spoilers. The tension builds up as to just why the hero ex-officer's wife is so vehemently against his participation in a Hollywood film based on his world war two exploits. we see her hostility to Rice when the initial invitation is made, see it grow in intensity in further encounters, and halfway through the programme, in an intimate scene between the hero and his wife, they anxiously dance around the reason for all this angst without actually saying anything to give us a clue to what the mystery's about. Finally, she breaks down meeting Rice again, finally blurting out that he wasn't even at the scene of the heroic deed.
The big secret we waited for is that he was innocently en route to the scene, and everyone assumed he was there, so he isn't really guilty at all because he was not trying to deceive anyone.
It seems like they wanted to have it both ways-put a marine's cowardice exposed and still be heroic. Disappointing.
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