While writing the script for OVERLORD, director Stuart Cooper and cowriter Christopher Hudson read the journals of two D-day soldiers, Sergeant Edward Robert McCosh and Sergeant Finlay Campbell. Moved by these soldiers’ experiences, they incorporated some of their recollections into the protagonist’s story. Here, Brian Stirner, who plays Tom in Overlord, reads excerpts from their journals. Born in Scotland in April 1923, Finlay Campbell was called up in December 1941 and spent the next six months training at the Royal Corps of Signals HQ in Catterick, England. He served in Kent and Scotland before returning to the Home Counties in the winter of 1943, when intensive training for the opening of the Second Front began.