His Lordship's butler Perkins makes Captain Mainwaring lose a shooting bet by telling them to stop target practice while his master is asleep. Captain Mainwaring agrees with the platoon's ... See full summary »

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His Lordship's butler Perkins makes Captain Mainwaring lose a shooting bet by telling them to stop target practice while his master is asleep. Captain Mainwaring agrees with the platoon's bitter rival warden Hodges that their contribution to the war effort needs more local respect. He accepts a suggestion to simulate a fifth column attack together. The Colonel at HQ reluctantly allows "Operation Wake-Up" so they all dress up as cutthroats and desperadoes. After being ignored by an active army column and three equally shifty-suited men, their only comfort is that Hodges gets a "knuckle-sandwich" by a burly disgruntled customer (who recognized the entire bumbling lot). However Godfrey, while indisposed in the toilet of vicar's office, overhears Captain Square (Mainwaring's trigger-happy rival) on the telephone believing that the desperadoes are real. Written by KGF Vissers

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