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
When Farnetti is in the barn with Susan Davies, they hear a gunshot. He humorously tells her it was Farmer Giles and his blunderbuss. The reference is to JRR Tolkein's short story "Farmer Giles of Ham."
"Farmer Giles," although written in 1937, was not published anywhere until 1949, and would certainly not have been known to an American soldier until much later than that. See more
Boy at Roadside
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