1914 and in the village of Rittle-on-sea only three young men have not answered the call to fight - conscientious objector George, Cecil, patriotic but turned down because of his flat feet and stupid, selfish Bert, too dim to know there is a war on. With George facing dismissal and rejection by girlfriend Winky and Cecil's sister Agnes leading the women against the trio - especially after Bert has hit on a war widow and Cecil accidentally urinated on a memorial - they are ostracized in the shops and nobody cares that their tap-water is brown. Written by
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Did You Know?
This episode takes place on August 13, 1914. See more
In the opening scene where the three gentlemen are walking together down the road, one calls the war a "world war," which it wasn't called right away, and then he calls it the "first world war," which it wasn't called until the second world war. See more
I believe in this war and I want to help.
Rubbish! If you were really keen to help, you would have killed yourself to raise morale!