Concept art for Edward Carlyle
|Appears in||Call of Duty: Finest Hour|
|Affiliations||Popski's Private Army|
|Weapon||Sten, Bren, Lee-Enfield, any other weapon picked up|
|Voice Actor||Robin Atkin Downes|
- "My assignments are highly confidential, so as far as the wife knows, I'm still sitting in a desk... "
- — Edward Carlyle
Edward Carlyle was a British commando who fought in the North Africa campaign during World War II, as seen during the events of Call of Duty: Finest Hour. He appears as a playable character in the game. He was put in charge of demolitions because of his degree and knowledge in Chemistry.
In the beginning of his career, Edward Carlyle worked as a chemistry teacher in England.
Soon Edward Carlyle joined the British army and became a commando as part of the PPA or Popski's Private Army and worked with Bob Starkey. As Edward Carlyle, the player takes part in some Commando raids in Northern Africa against the German troops and the Desert Fox or General Rommel. He was then promoted to the rank of sergeant. Apparently he is married, but it is unknown who is his wife. All he says is "As far as the wife is concerned, I'm still sitting at a desk, but for some strange reason I've stopped complaining." Other than the rest of the two intros of course.
- He has a tattoo on his left arm.
- In Call of Duty 2, there is an unplayable British soldier called Carlyle, who serves with the player in the desert and in the liberation of Caen. It is very unlikely this is the same person.
- He is the only playable character in Finest Hour that does not speak in gameplay.
- He is also the only playable character for the British campaign.
- ↑ In his opening speech cutscene, he states that he was a university chemistry teacher before signing up to help the war effort.