Fear “All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are, the more they are frightened. The courageous man is the man who forces himself, in spite of his fear, to carry on. Discipline, pride, self respect, self confidence and love of glory are attributes which will make a man courageous even when he is afraid.” General George S Patton Jr, US Army.
It is 1917 and the Australian soldiers of the 3rd Signal Section are huddled together in a dugout close to the frontline in France. The next day they will be in action. They have one thing in common. All are frightened–frightened of what may happen to them, frightened they will let their mates down. They turn to Corporal Wilson, a veteran of Gallipoli and of battles waged on the Western Front. Wilson tells them of his method of combating fear. It is a philosophy drawn from ancient Arab thinking and is based on the belief that there are only two days in your life. It is a philosophy that works for him and it could work for other members of the Section. But only time will tell.