Detective Chief Inspector Foyle is still itching to make a greater contribution to the war effort and there is the possibility of an appointment to Naval Intelligence in Liverpool. Sgt. Milner's wife has left him and returned to Wales and he too is considering leaving Hastings and to start afresh. They first have to investigate the death of a young man who died in an explosion. The body was badly disfigured and the only thing they have to go on is the man's gold pocket watch but they believe him to be William Messinger, the son of Sir Giles Messinger. Foyle traces the younger Messinger to a secret training school, Hill House, and determines that they're dealing with a clever deception and competition between military intelligence and the newly formed Special Operations Executive. Written by
Did You Know?
The SOE division really existed and initially was as ineffective as portrayed here. The caborundum powder used to sabotage Foyle's car was actually developed by the unit. See more
The British didn't say "classified" during WW2: they said "secret" or "top secret". See more
You know what you need? Something to take your mind off things. A jolly good murder - that'd do it.
References The Godfather: Part II