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
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Lydia Nicholson
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James Nicholson
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Richard Clothier ...
Captain Boothroyd
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Henry Townsend
Søren Byder ...
Hans Lindemann (as Soren Byder)
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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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When the two boys are sneaking up to the mansion to break in, the shadow of the boom mic is clearly visible on the bushes behind them. 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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References The Lady Is Willing (1942) See more »

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Don't believe the things you hear about this episode!
10 May 2007 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

I really don't know where people get this, but this episode was brilliant, just like all the others. It had a good story, and it even haves a bit of a cliffhanger with Foyle resigning as a DCI. I really didn't notice anything weird or less good about it and my advice is: just enjoy the episode, and don't read the other comments here 'cause they're worthless rubbish. I am looking forward to the new series, hoping they will air it this autumn or winter, and I hope it will be a good end of the war for everyone.

Foyle's War is the greatest crime series ever (coming after Midsomer Murders)!


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