Foyle's War: Season 5, Episode 2

Broken Souls (20 Jul. 2008)

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Foyles hones in on two murders: an unpopular psychiatrist in a trauma facility and a low security German POW on work release to a local farm.

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Foyle has a number of apparently unrelated investigations under way. The most serious is the murder of Dr. Julian Worth who worked at a nearby hospital for mentally disturbed soldiers and airmen. He is found in his office stabbed in the chest with a letter opener. Worth was much disliked by his colleagues and was about to leave for a new job. The police also search for a 15-year old boy who has run away from his London home and may have returned to the area to where he was evacuated. Finally, they investigate the murder of a German POW who spent his days working on a local farm but who was no longer welcome when the owner returns after spending five years as a German prisoner of war. Written by garykmcd

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Generally, the British and American POW's were well fed, received proper medical attention, received Red Cross food & cigarette packages monthly and played some sort of sport be it fut-ball, baseball or boxing every day. The food deprivation did not start until 1945 when Germany could not feed it's own citizens, let alone the POW's. POW camps were NOT concentration camps. Germany had enough sense to know that if they mistreated the Allied prisoners, the same mistreatment would be applied to their captured personnel. Göring went to the effort to use "his" air force(Luftwaffe) personnel to run the POW camps for captured airmen. (That is why Colonel Klink was not dressed in a traditional Wehrmacht uniform, he was in the Luftwaffe). Göring was determined to keep "those lunatics" out of the POW camps to insure proper treatment would be given to his captured airmen. Göring even had a nephew who was a B-17 pilot who flew out of England (plane name: Fearless Fosdick) See more »

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Lady Muriel Sackville opens the kitchen window to let out the smoke after Sir John Sackville has burnt the meat. When she takes the meat to the kitchen sink, the window is closed. See more »

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Paul Milner: Sad case, sir.
Christopher Foyle: Yeah,.
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References Going My Way (1944) See more »

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Horst Wessel Song
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Lyrics Horst Wessel (1929)
Music Peter Cornelius (1865)
Sung by marching German POWs
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1 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love Foyle's War for the situations and characters, who wouldn't? I love the scenery and situations, the drama and historical settings, the attempts to preserve a modicum of historical accuracy. I find it a flaw of the series in general that it presents an overly cheery and prosperous depiction of Britain during the War. Privation was real and widespread, and the public mood was darker than depicted. This particular episode really annoyed me for the reason I am about the make more clear.

Spoiler Alert: The maudlin concern about the fate of the German POW Johann makes absolutely no sense. With about a million Britains killed by the Nazis, some in their own homes during what was by design terror bombing, or by artillery lobbed into Dover from France, virtually no one in Britain would be in the least bothered by the "murder" of an escaped German POW. Further, the act depicted was *not* murder. The Geneva Convention makes the killing of a fleeing enemy combatant completely lawful. An escaped POW is a fleeing enemy combatant. When Dr. Novak killed him it was not murder, it was a lawful act of war, by any standard, regardless of Novak's motivation, or the viewers' sympathy or lack of comprehension of what war means. Novak was under no obligation to seek a more peaceful resolution, and in fact would have been derelict to do so. He was confronted by a younger, stronger enemy combatant, who had the potential to inflict further damage and causalities, regardless of what the viewers might think of his character. I am sure Fred Dawson slept more soundly knowing Johann was no longer a threat to his life.


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