Foyle's War: Season 4, Episode 1

Invasion (15 Jan. 2006)

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American troops arrive in Britain and the Corps of Engineers building an airstrip on a Hastings farm is met with resentment.

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Robert O'Sullivan ...
Boy at Roadside
Jay Benedict ...
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Susan Davies
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Alan Carter
Andrew MacLachlan ...
Dr Mark Rogers
Peter Jonfield ...
Harold Grayson
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Sergeant Jack O'Connor
Jonah Lotan ...
Keith Barron ...
David Barrett
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Will Grayson
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John McArdle ...
Stan Davies
Jane Wood ...
Mary Davies
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March 1942: The US Army Corps of Engineers arrives in Hastings to build an aerodrome and Foyle needs to calm a local farmer whose land has been requisitioned by the government. Foyle also gets hooked into giving a lecture to the American GIs on local customs. It all takes a more serious turn when a local barmaid, Susan Davies, is found strangled. She had been seeing one of the GIs and was pregnant, but was also involved selling illegal whiskey for her employer, Alan Carter. Meanwhile Sgt. Milner investigates the death of friend, Will Grayson, who died in a house fire. He had been drinking at Carter's pub but wasn't drunk when he left and Milner can't quite figure out why his friend didn't get out of the burning house in time. Finally, Sam gets unhappy news from boyfriend Andrew. Written by garykmcd

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The decorations for the dance at the American base incorporate the Morse code symbol for "V" (...-). This was commonly used in World War II as a symbol for victory and was often associated with the first four notes in Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. See more »

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Captain Kieffer wears a Sam Browne belt, a leather belt with an attachment that goes over the right shoulder. Although its use has been called an anachronism because it was eliminated on officer uniforms issued from 1940, it was not officially abolished until June 7, 1942 when Change #22 to AR 600-35 was issued -- three months after the period depicted in "Invasion." Even then, a few officers continued to wear them. Also contrary to an earlier post, the lapel brass on Captain Kieffer's uniform IS correctly placed. Lapel brass was parallel with the the ground on U.S. Army officer uniforms during WW2. See more »

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Boy at Roadside: [yells] The Jerries are here. The Jerries are here.
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I have recently begun watching Foyle's War on Netflix and I have thoroughly enjoyed the series. The attention to historical detail has been superb. I was, however, less than impressed with the way Sergeant Connor was portrayed. Although Americans are often portrayed as being gruff and overbearing in British television, I feel that they missed the mark here. A top sergeant in the U.S. military would not speak to a commanding officer, or any officer for that matter, in the manner in which he does. Especially not in front of subordinates. In all fairness, Brits are probably just as misrepresented in American cinema as well. With the exception of these minor historical flubs, I believe that Foyle's War is as good as it gets and I look forward to adding this series to my DVD library.


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