History Awesome / DadsArmy

7th Feb '16 1:55:29 PM PicardsDouble
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** Partly TruthInTelevision as Arnold Ridley, who played Godfrey, was a decorated war hero in WWI; furthermore, when he got legitimately injured and sent home, people mistakenly thought he ''was'' a conchie because he refused to wear anything that would identify him as such.
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** Partly TruthInTelevision as Arnold Ridley, who played Godfrey, was a decorated war hero in WWI; furthermore, when he got legitimately injured and sent home, people mistakenly thought he ''was'' a conchie because he refused to wear anything that would identify him as such.an injured soldier.
7th Feb '16 1:37:18 PM PicardsDouble
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** Partly TruthInTelevision as Arnold Ridley, who played Godfrey, was a decorated war hero in WWI.
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** Partly TruthInTelevision as Arnold Ridley, who played Godfrey, was a decorated war hero in WWI.WWI; furthermore, when he got legitimately injured and sent home, people mistakenly thought he ''was'' a conchie because he refused to wear anything that would identify him as such.
20th Dec '15 12:23:30 PM sabremeister
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[[spoiler:** And Mainwaring had seven men to back him up]]
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[[spoiler:** And ** [[spoiler:And Mainwaring had seven men to back him up]]
20th Dec '15 12:22:54 PM sabremeister
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* The end of the ''Dad's Army'' movie where the platoon manage to defeat three German pilots holding a church congregation hostage while the 'regular' forces merely dither. It ends with Mainwaring facing down a Luftwaffe officer while armed only with an unloaded pistol. [[spoiler:It later turns out that the German's gun was unloaded too, but neither of them knew the other's gun was harmless, and the German blinked first. ** And Mainwaring had seven men to back him up]]
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* The end of the ''Dad's Army'' movie where the platoon manage to defeat three German pilots holding a church congregation hostage while the 'regular' forces merely dither. It ends with Mainwaring facing down a Luftwaffe officer while armed only with an unloaded pistol. [[spoiler:It later turns out that the German's gun was unloaded too, but neither of them knew the other's gun was harmless, and the German blinked first. ** first.]] [[spoiler:** And Mainwaring had seven men to back him up]]
20th Dec '15 12:22:24 PM sabremeister
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* The end of the ''Dad's Army'' movie where the platoon manage to defeat three German pilots holding a church congregation hostage while the 'regular' forces merely dither. It ends with Mainwaring facing down a Luftwaffe officer while armed only with an unloaded pistol. [[spoiler:It later turns out that the German's gun was unloaded too, but neither of them knew the other's gun was harmless, and the German blinked first.]]
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* The end of the ''Dad's Army'' movie where the platoon manage to defeat three German pilots holding a church congregation hostage while the 'regular' forces merely dither. It ends with Mainwaring facing down a Luftwaffe officer while armed only with an unloaded pistol. [[spoiler:It later turns out that the German's gun was unloaded too, but neither of them knew the other's gun was harmless, and the German blinked first.]]first. ** And Mainwaring had seven men to back him up]]
6th Aug '15 6:13:22 AM zerohelix
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* Yet another in the motion picture, in which Mainwaring faces down a Luftwaffe officer while armed only with an unloaded pistol. [[spoiler:The German's gun was unloaded too, but neither of them knew the other's gun was harmless, and the German blinked first.]]
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* Yet another in The end of the motion picture, in which ''Dad's Army'' movie where the platoon manage to defeat three German pilots holding a church congregation hostage while the 'regular' forces merely dither. It ends with Mainwaring faces facing down a Luftwaffe officer while armed only with an unloaded pistol. [[spoiler:The [[spoiler:It later turns out that the German's gun was unloaded too, but neither of them knew the other's gun was harmless, and the German blinked first.]]

* The end of the ''Dad's Army'' movie where the platoon manage to defeat three German pilots holding a church congregation hostage while the 'regular' forces merely dither.
13th Apr '15 6:48:24 AM captainmarkle
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* A fairly corny one happens in "Knights of Madness", when the ARP Wardens and Home Guard have accidentally gotten into a clash because [[PoorCommunicationKills they've both chosen to re-eneact Saint George and the Dragon]]. Both sides have their own dragon, with Mainwaring and Hodges both on horseback and dressed as Saint George. [[spoiler:After a scuffle, the ARP wardens, plus Yeatman and the Vicar, are knocked flat by the Home Guard's dragon. It initially appears that the fight has turned in Hodges' favour after he breaks the captain's sword, but then Pike of all people improvises a pea-shooter and knocks him off his horse]]. The entire thing results in the town cheering wildly.
3rd Jan '15 9:01:34 AM Thurisaz314
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5th Dec '14 4:07:38 PM mlsmithca
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The "Fallen Idol" entry has at least a dozen capitalisation, punctuation, and grammar mistakes. I suggest running your edits by the "Get Help with English" thread in future.
** Partly TruthInTelevision as the actor who played Godfrey was a decorated war hero in WWI. *** And ''how'' does Mainwaring find out about Godfrey [[spoiler: being a stretcher bearer]]? By visiting Godfrey when the latter is in bed from smoke inhalation - which he received after rescuing Mainwaring from a smoke-filled building! I repeat, he rescues the guy who has been a JerkAss to him throughout the episode from smoke, and doesn't even hesitate before he makes his decision! Now THAT'S awesome.
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** Partly TruthInTelevision as the actor Arnold Ridley, who played Godfrey Godfrey, was a decorated war hero in WWI. *** ** And ''how'' does Mainwaring find out about Godfrey [[spoiler: being a stretcher bearer]]? By visiting Godfrey when the latter is in bed from smoke inhalation - which he received after rescuing Mainwaring from a smoke-filled building! I repeat, he rescues the guy who building. Even though Mainwaring has been a JerkAss to him throughout the episode from smoke, and episode, he doesn't even hesitate before he makes his decision! decision. Now THAT'S awesome.

* And another in "Fallen Idol" while on training exercise Mainwaring accidentally alienates the rest of the platoon by following some bad advice from Captain Square (to the point several members intend to quit the home guard rather than serve under him) the next day while on the exercises a mishap occurs and a live mortar is accidentally fired into Jones Van (which is filled with explosives). Jones mistakes the crash it makes for his signal to drive off. While still suffering from a hang over (brought on by Square encouraging him into a drinking game the night before) Mainwaring cases and manages to catch Jones on Bicycle and get him to abandon the van before the explosion goes off. However Jones accidentally crashes into a telegraph pole. And the commander warns its a central pole, and the explosion will destroy it, wrecking communications across the entire country. Hearing this, Mainwaring runs back in the van, and starts searching for the live mortar with his bare hands among the grenades, knowing the whole thing could explode at any moment. Managing to win back the platoon. * After spending most of an episode being pushed around, Wilson [[spoiler:taking out three Irish men, who managed to beat up a good portion of the squad - and coming out (mostly) unscathed]]! ** [[spoiler:Hell, it looked like the only thing the Irishmen did to him was bruise his knuckles with their faces!]] * The end of the Dad's Army movie where the platoon manage to defeat three German pilots holding a church congregation hostage while the 'regular' forces merely dither.
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* And another in "Fallen Idol" while Idol". While on a training exercise exercise, Mainwaring accidentally alienates the rest of the platoon by following some bad advice from Captain Square (to the point several members intend to quit the home guard Home Guard rather than serve under him) the him). The next day while on day, during the exercises exercises, a mishap occurs and a live mortar is accidentally fired into Jones Van Jones' van (which is filled with explosives). Jones mistakes the crash it makes for his signal to drive off. While still suffering from a hang over hangover (brought on by Square encouraging him into a drinking game the night before) before), Mainwaring cases chases and manages to catch Jones on Bicycle a bicycle and get gets him to abandon the van before the explosion goes off. However However, Jones accidentally crashes into a telegraph pole. And the commander warns its it's a central pole, and the explosion will destroy it, wrecking communications across the entire country. Hearing this, Mainwaring runs back in the van, and starts searching for the live mortar with his bare hands among the grenades, knowing the whole thing could explode at any moment. Managing His display of heroism manages to win back the platoon. * After spending most of an episode being pushed around, Wilson [[spoiler:taking out three Irish men, who managed to beat up a good portion of the squad - and coming out (mostly) unscathed]]! ** [[spoiler:Hell, unscathed! Hell, it looked like the only thing the Irishmen did to him was bruise his knuckles with their faces!]] * The end of the Dad's Army ''Dad's Army'' movie where the platoon manage to defeat three German pilots holding a church congregation hostage while the 'regular' forces merely dither.

5th Dec '14 1:15:03 PM MGD108
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* And another in "Fallen Idol" while on training exercise Mainwaring accidentally alienates the rest of the platoon by following some bad advice from Captain Square (to the point several members intend to quit the home guard rather than serve under him) the next day while on the exercises a mishap occurs and a live mortar is accidentally fired into Jones Van (which is filled with explosives). Jones mistakes the crash it makes for his signal to drive off. While still suffering from a hang over (brought on by Square encouraging him into a drinking game the night before) Mainwaring cases and manages to catch Jones on Bicycle and get him to abandon the van before the explosion goes off. However Jones accidentally crashes into a telegraph pole. And the commander warns its a central pole, and the explosion will destroy it, wrecking communications across the entire country. Hearing this, Mainwaring runs back in the van, and starts searching for the live mortar with his bare hands among the grenades, knowing the whole thing could explode at any moment. Managing to win back the platoon.

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