The Last Captain tells the story of Jekelfalussy(Piller) György, better known in the west as George Piller. He was probably the greatest saber fencer of his era. After he retired, he became one of the greatest fencing coaches of all time. Under his guidance, his Hungarian Teams were undefeated at World Championships and the Olympics for two decades. But the Hungarian Uprising and subsequent Russian smashing of the revolution brought that to an end. George Piller fled Hungary and started over in the United States.