Foyle goes head to head against the might of the US army when a local girl is found murdered and the finger of suspicion points to a black GI at the US military base.

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Fred Stuart
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Major Wesker
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Sam moves in with Adam Wainwright to help run his guest house though, due to his shyness, they are not a couple. One of the tenants, Mandy Dean, is having a tough time, raising a baby fathered by black G.I. Gabe Kelly. Her old boyfriend Tommy Duggan is devastated when he returns and makes the discovery. To Foyle's dismay segregation is enforced in Hastings to prevent inter-racial fights and Gabe is beaten up for dancing with Mandy in public. They plan to move to New York but she is murdered on the night a robbery takes place at Gabe's barracks. Two pleasant boarders at the guest house are not what they seem but, with Mandy's killer behind bars, Gabe has an unusual offer of help to mind his child until he can return from New York for her. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery | War

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When Gabe is putting away the lures given to him by Foyle, we see him place them in a translucent polystyrene segmented plastic fishing tackle box. This sort of product was definitely not available in 1945. See more »

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Harry Delmont: Sorry things didn't go your way, Foyle.
Christopher Foyle: Well, that's democracy for you!
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Yes...the Old Blacks Versus Whites Thing...Which, of Course, Was an Issue
22 September 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There have been complaints about this episode because it brings in the issue of racism. I have spoken to numerous veterans of World War II, some of my relatives included, and it doesn't take long to realize what was expected of people of color in the military. Those men were vilified, harassed, disrespected, assaulted, and still were expected to fight for the America that allowed this. Admittedly, this is a bit of a contrived episode. It involves a young woman who does not wait for her young man to come back from battle. She has a relationship with a black soldier and the result is a baby. Things couldn't get much worse, under the circumstances. They are truly in love but, of course, the society, even in England, doesn't back off. Many of the Americans stationed in the small community, are from the South (although that is a bit overstated because those from other places are as culpable). When the young woman is murdered, her lover is blamed immediately. Foyle must sort out the motives of these people. He believes the war was fought for the freedom and dignity of all and flies in the face of all those wanting to make an issue of this relationship. It was


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