Arm­strong’s War

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out of five almost 90-minute evening is over. It ap­pears a mis­match when Cpl. Michael Arm­strong emerges from his hide­out, a buff young in­fantry­man with short­cropped hair and a dog­tag around his neck, stand­ing over the talk­a­tive, self-de­scribed read­ing fiend. Dis­abled in a ski­ing ac­ci­dent, Hal­ley re­mains un­daunted and de­ter­mined to change the world. The testy 21-year-old at­tempts to brush off the do-gooder’s youth­ful en­thu­si­asm and im­me­di­ately of­fers to sign off on her hav­ing com­pleted the re­quire­ments for her badge. She re­fuses to live a lie and breach her guid­ing prom­ises, how­ever. Michael feels the same loy­alty to his Cana­dian Armed Forces badge and his need to hon­our his bat­tle­field pledge. He be­gins to open up when she starts read­ing The Red Badge of

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