Charles Todd does an excellent job of setting up a twenty-four
minute short story. Narrator Graham Halstead delivers a chilling
account of what British soldiers suffered during War.
Guid Soldier takes place before A Test of Wills.
Ian Rutledge is in charge of a few good men and one he is
not so sure of. It begins with Rutledge writing a letter to
the family of a fallen soldier. His mind goes back to his
men and one new recruit, young Dougal Kerr, a soldier who
loves taking a good shot. It’s an emotionally charged
storyline with a dark ending.
At first, I considered it to be just another
typical war story until I reached the end. Rutledge’s
revelation is a harsh reminder of that War. It left me speechless.