Foyle's War: Season 5, Episode 2

Casualties of War (15 Apr. 2007)

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Foyle has his hands full dealing with illegal gambling, sabotage, and his needy goddaughter who shows up on his doorstep with her traumatized son.

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Frank Morgan
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Terry Morgan
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Jose De Perez
Kate Fleetwood ...
Lydia Nicholson
Joshua Lewis ...
James Nicholson
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Richard Clothier ...
Captain Boothroyd
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Henry Townsend
Søren Byder ...
Hans Lindemann (as Soren Byder)
Abigail Cruttenden ...
Evelyn Richards
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March 1943: Foyle receives a visit from his goddaughter, whom he has not seen for 10 years, and her young son who is shell shocked from when his school was bombed. When she runs off leaving her son, Foyle must locate her. A new Assistant Commissioner is after Foyle to crack down on illegal gambling. Sgt. Milner is assigned to the case and goes undercover with mixed results. Milner sees two young lads gambling lots of cash and decides to find out where they're getting their money. Foyle is also investigating a group of saboteurs. When a murders occurs near a military research facility, Foyle believes he has solved the crime but the new AC insists he release the subject in question. Foyle in turn feels he has only one option open to him. Written by garykmcd

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The Sandhurst Road School bombing mentioned in this episode was a real event that took place on the 20th of January in 1943, just after noon. It is considered the worst of the school bombings during World War II. Thirty-two children died during the raid and six more children died while in hospital. Six staff members died as well which includes Mary Frances Jukes, the teacher also mentioned in this episode. A total of sixty others were injured. See more »

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Captain Boothroyd is a naval officer with a moustache. In the Royal Navy, officers were (and still are) allowed either to be clean-shaven or else to have a "full set" (beard and moustache). A moustache on its own is *not* permitted. See more »

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Samantha Stewart: [Sam has just survived a timebomb explosion while on a walk in the woods] I have to say it was the last thing I was expecting. Would you realise it was the third time I've been blown up?
Christopher Foyle: Can't say I was counting.
Samantha Stewart: First of all there was the pub and then Jerry dropped a bomb on my house, and now this! I was only going for a walk in the woods. Seems nowhere's safe these days.
Christopher Foyle: And you saw what?
Samantha Stewart: Two youths. They were both about 18, I'd say. One was tall and had dark hair and *his* name was Terry. I ...
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Disappointing
19 April 2007 | by (England) – See all my reviews

This series sadly needs to end and soon. It was good at one time. Why didn't they quit while the going was good? The previous reviewer from Australia has aptly pointed out many of the inaccuracies and unlikelihoods of this episode.

Forget Barnes Wallace. After seeing this episode, we now know that the bouncing bomb was developed by a team of three people (two of them murderers and none of them Barnes Wallace) in an unguarded shed outside Hastings.

This was almost like something from the Famous Five.

The clichéd unsympathetic and interfering superior, de rigeur in so many detective series, plays a big part in this episode. We have to be grateful he didn't say "You're off the case!"

The good part of the episode was Foyle's struggle with his goddaughter's visit and his crisis of conscience leading to the shock ending.


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