It’s July 22, 1943, and the menace of war hangs heavy in the air. The Allied forces are preparing to invade Sicily, off the boot of Italy, and the British No. 2 Commando regiment land close to the city of Catania. The men are led by their commanding officer, Jack Churchill – an imposing and heavily armed figure with an extraordinary weapon tied around his waist. And what this fearsome soldier does during the war will become the stuff of legend.