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.
Did You Know?
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
Foyle has been presented in this and earlier episodes as a chess lover. However he and Dr. Novak, whose uncle was "champion of Poland", play a bizarre opening (with a possible move sequence 1. e4 e5 2. b3 b5 3. Na3 Na6 4. Nxb5) that no-one familiar with basic principles of chess would play. See more
Violence never achieves anything.
That's a good one, doctor. Where have you been these last five years? And how many people in the world have been killed while we've been sitting here having this cosy little chat?
References Going My Way
Horst Wessel Song
Lyrics Horst Wessel
Music Peter Cornelius
Sung by marching German POWs See more