Faced with the possibility of being ordered to advance, as well as starvation in the trenches, Captain Blackadder decides to kill two birds with one stone by eating a pigeon carrying his orders. Unfortunately, General Melchett has been using his own pet bird to deliver the message, and the loss of "Speckled Jim" sends him on a rampage, determined to punish those responsible. Written by
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Two of the men's names in the firing squad are Corporal Jones and Private Fraser (albeit with an "s" instead of a "z"), both of which were the names of two of the main characters from Dad's Army
(1968). See more
The firing squad's rifles are not cocked. See more
Permission to die, sir?