Three weeks later, the L.D.V. still have no military equipment, so they improvised 'weapons' and concentrate on the intricacies of unarmed combat. Mainwaring faces a dilemma when estate ... See full summary »

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Three weeks later, the L.D.V. still have no military equipment, so they improvised 'weapons' and concentrate on the intricacies of unarmed combat. Mainwaring faces a dilemma when estate squire Colonel Square, a Great war veteran, offers the platoon twenty rifles, provided he gets command. Unfortunately his idea of 'modern' warfare is converting them into cavalry, mounting circus horses he minds. The actual arms provide more surprises. Written by KGF Vissers

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14 August 1968 (UK)  »

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Part of the episode takes place on Tuesday July 23rd 1940, when Prime Minister Churchill renamed the LDV to the Home Guard. See more »

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Much is made of the fact that Mainwaring has promised the platoon rifles by the end of the week. On the day he must face the men he receives a phone call from GHQ confirming that the Local Defence Volunteers have been renamed the Home Guard. This occurred on Tuesday July 23rd 1940, and it is extremely unlikely that this news would be kept from active troops for three days or so. See more »

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Godfrey: Oh doesn't Captain Mainwaring look noble on that horse?
Frazer: Aye. Noble. But stupid.
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It's a Hap-Hap-Happy Day
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Composed by Al Neiburg, Sammy Timberg and Winston Sharples
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