Pvt. Donnie Smith is a paratrooper in the British Army and has experienced the horrors of war. Donnie has kept his cool and sanity due to his beloved comics, especially Colonel Joe Monroe and His Freedom Brigade. It is a dream of Donnie's to one day be a great soldier like Colonel Joe Monroe.
Sgt. Freddie Hayes doesn't share Donnie's love of comics and wants Donnie to break free of his childish fantasies and become a true soldier.