Set in 2001 A decorated war veteran, facing the last days of his long life in a tiny house in the east end, takes solace in the visit of a soldier who has recently served in Afghanistan. A human connection with his grand-niece who comes to look after him and the reliving of his glory days eases him into death, finally to reunite with his fallen comrades. Based on a short story by Sherlock Holmes author, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Straggler of 45 deals with legacy and death, while taking a look at the changing landscape and opinion of armed conflict.
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During the battle scenes, an estimated 400 rounds of ammunition were fired by the actors - Despite the temperature being an estimated -10! See more
If I'm called son, you won't begrudge me a flag and a firing party will you. I'm not a civilian, I'm the last of my regiment
I don't have the authority, the Colonel does, I know he admires what you've done