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.
Did You Know?
The legal rites for the use of the story were obtained by those responsible for the 'Sir Arthur Conan Doyle' estate in September 2010 - shooting however did not take place for another 4 months. This delay was mainly due to the production team not able to find a suitable filming location for the main characters house. See more
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