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
Did You Know?
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
Military protocol was not followed by the American NCOs. In the real world, they would have probably been close to a court martial for this behavior. Some of the examples are, (1) the N.C.O.s did not salute the Captain on several occasions. (2) The sergeant spoke out of turn, belligerently interrupting the Captain in an embarrassing manner towards Foyle,an invited guest-speaker of the Captain. (3) Two privates riding in the back seat with a Captain and the first sergeant would not give a "wolf whistle" or "cat call" an attractive young lady who happened to be giving the Captain directions to their destination. (4) Private Farnetti asked the Captain for permission to go into town while the sergeant was in the room at the time. (5) While asking Private Taylor questions about his whereabouts during the murder, the inquiry was made as Private Taylor sat at a table and Captain Kieffer stood. See more
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