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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John McArdle ...
Stan 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 sinking of the Reuben James mentioned by Captain Kieffer took place prior to America's entrance in the War with a loss of 115 lives. 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 was really disappointed with this episode & thought it showed far too much revisionism in both its historical reference points (some of which have been commented upon elsewhere, specifically having to do with inaccurate locations & anomalies in medical history) and especially the stereotypical behavior of bigoted locals and boorish "Yanks".

In particular the rude behavior by the American sergeant towards Foyle in front of his captain without a breath of a reprimand rings loudly false but also the extremely outgoing uninhibited yahoo behavior of the "Yank" soldiers which would not have been in character with 1940s recruits though of course highly amusing and identifiable with 21st century "hip" viewers.

A real disappointment.


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