This movie features Beatle John Lennon and Roy Kinnear as ill-fated enlisted men under the inept command of Lieutenant Ernest Goodbody (Michael Crawford). The story unwinds mostly in flashbacks of Lieutenant Goodbody who has lower-class beginnings and education which make him a poor officer who commands one of the worst units of the Army.
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This was the first time John Lennon
wore his soon-to-be-trademark granny glasses in public. See more
[talking aloud to himself
I can't, I fear, I can't march properly on my own, as an officer, in the public eye.
[sitting in back of a truck, smoking, holding a broom
Isn't that sickening when that happens to a chap? Couldn't your drill instructor do something about it? Like a quick jab up the crotch with a broom bass?
[holds up broom
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How I Won The War
Written by Ken Thorne
Performed by John Lennon
(as Musketeer Gripweed and The Third Troop) See more