After a surreal lecture on telling allied parachutists from German ones, the platoon is ordered to pick up a stranded U-boot's crew. Wilson feels live hand-grenades are too dangerous for his hot-head mates and acts accordingly. As HQ's armed escort is late, the Kriegsmarine captain can first play mind-games by drafting a reckoning 'list', then take Hodges hostage. Written by
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During the filming of the last scene, someone was busy mending a fence just down the road and could be heard from the location where the scene was being shot. In order to film when the person wasn't working, they had a runner running between the two locations telling the crew when they could film and when the man could continue working on the fence. See more
You, old man - you take off your belt and undo ze back of your tunic.
I beg your pardon!
Do as I tell you - remove your belt. And just to make sure, captain, that your behaviour is correct, zis old man will march in front of me.
[During this exchange, the U-Boat captain ties a piece of string to a hand grenade and then inserts it down the trousers of Lance Corporal Jones
And one false move from you, and I pull zee string!
Oh, don't make any false moves, Mr Mainwaring. And don't make any real ...
Featured in Hitler: The Comedy Years
Whistle While You Work
Music by Frank Churchill
and lyrics by Larry Morey
Heard as a theme at the start of some scenes
sings a parody of this song to the Germans See more