- The Stiff Upper Lip attitude of the officers
Chard: I don't think so, the army doesn't like more than one disaster a day
Bromhead: Looks bad in the newspapers and upsets civilians at their breakfast.
- When Sergeant Bourne calls the roll near the end of the film.
Bourne: Hitch... Hitch, I saw you, you're alive.Hitch: I am? Oh, thanks very much.
- Near the beginning, while Chard is working on his bridge, he ends up having to jump into the river in full uniform to save a section of the bridge that is drifting away. His men start to laugh at the sight of their commanding officer floundering the water. Chard shouts to Corporal Allen to get the men in the water. So he pushes them in.
Allen: "You heard that officer of engineers."