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Quietly Enigmatic • View topic - They Fought in the Fields

They Fought in the Fields

3: The French Drop(Feb '41);Enemy Fire(Feb '41);They Fought In the Fields(April '41); War of Nerves(June '41)

2: Fifty Ships (Sept '40); Among the Few (Sept '40); War Games (Oct '40); The Funk Hole (Oct '40)

1: The German Woman(May '40);The White Feather(May '40);A Lesson in Murder(June '40);Eagle Day(Aug '40)

They Fought in the Fields

Postby bellis » Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:04 am

This news item reminded me of the parachute which Barbara Hicks made into dresses


The clip from the Antiques Roadshow which featured it can be viewed here
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Postby Wolesley » Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:10 am

Fascinating - and my late mother-in-law lived in Redditch at that time! She probably would have joined the ladies, too!

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Re: They Fought in the Fields

Postby ayresorchids » Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:05 pm

Taking a close look at the opening scenes of this episode, I noticed for the first time that the Home Guardsman--who greets the team when they come to investigate the death of the German parachutist--is also a clergyman.
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Re: They Fought in the Fields

Postby Lynnedean » Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:58 pm

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Re: They Fought in the Fields

Postby amiga » Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:19 am

It always amazing to me that no matter how many times these episodes are watched, there always seems to be something new to find. I trust you have both watched this episode a few times. :lol: :lol:

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Re: They Fought in the Fields

Postby starlight » Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:23 am

Do I need to remind you...how much you can trust me?
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Re: They Fought in the Fields

Postby Lynnedean » Thu Sep 05, 2013 5:19 pm

For the last couple of months, for various frustrating reasons, I haven't had much time to myself, but I did take time out to ask one or two people about this question, because it was nagging at me. When no one appeared to know, I sent an email to the Imperial War Museum. Obviously, the folk at the IWM have been very busy, too, because I've only just now received a reply. Seems that the admin of the Worthing website has got his facts wrong or they were particular to his location, because the IWM historian is "fairly sure" that members of the clergy were allowed to join the HG, and says that Norman Longmate's book The Real Dad's Army: the Story of the Home Guard, published by Arrow Books, contains a photograph of a clergyman doing rifle drill. So, presumably, it was a matter of choice or the particular policy of this or that Christian denomination (if the latter, neither Anglicanism nor Methodism has a clue as to the answer!).

Now I'm wondering about other religious bodies, but I don't have the time right now to enquire any further!
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Re: They Fought in the Fields

Postby starlight » Thu Sep 05, 2013 5:41 pm

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Re: They Fought in the Fields

Postby ayresorchids » Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:59 pm

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Re: They Fought in the Fields

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Re: They Fought in the Fields

Postby ayresorchids » Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:30 pm

hee. Ever the trouble-maker...
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Re: They Fought in the Fields

Postby historianheidi » Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:21 pm

The Worthing article goes on to say that several members of the clergy signed up regardless, so maybe the church turned a blind eye and eventually the home guard decided that they needed all the volunteers they could get.
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Re: They Fought in the Fields

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Re: They Fought in the Fields

Postby Samfan » Mon Sep 15, 2014 1:52 am

Just watched this episode again, and it dawned on me just how much poor Foyle was getting 'flack' from women. I didn't realize how much Barbara Hicks ragged on him, until toward the end at the chestnut tree and then the bench. And Joan, too, giving him a hard time. :lol:


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Re: They Fought in the Fields

Postby jewell » Thu Feb 12, 2015 12:59 pm

In addition to what Lesley said - and for an example of that, car headlights - I think that the blackout was to hide populated areas from the German bombers.

A small light here or there in the hinterlands was probably not indicative of a good target. I imagine the blackout was encouraged in the country, for solidarity purposes if for no other, but there could be virtually no enforcement. When your nearest neighbor is a half mile away, the blackout depends on only you.

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Re: They Fought in the Fields

Postby mohairMK » Thu Feb 12, 2015 3:00 pm

Thanks for the replies to my question about the lanterns, Lesley and jewell! You both make sense and it makes the situation more clear to me. :wavehello:
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