Dissent in the ranks follows after a foot inspection as a result of which Mainwaring decides the platoon need their feet toughening up and proposes bare foot football as well as a twenty mile route march. To prevent the march the men hatch a plan whereby they will go into the shoe shop from where Mainwaring has ordered his new boots and substitute a size smaller which will pinch his feet and put him off the idea of a long march. What they had failed to appreciate is that he already had a pair in his own size in for repair, which the shoe-maker returns to him before the march.
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During Captain Mainwaring's initial man-by-man boot inspection parade, he totally bypasses Frazer to move along to Jones (where the next gag is lined up). See more
Capt. George Mainwaring
You show me yours, I'll show you mine.
Featured in Selection Box: Dad's Army
Lyrics from a poem by Rudyard Kipling
Music by Peter Dawson
(pseudonym of J. P. McCall)
Heard during the route march See more