How I Won the War

Synopsis: This film features former Beatle John Lennon and Roy Kinnear as ill-fated enlisted men in under the inept command of Lieutenant Earnest Goodbody. The story unwinds mostly in flashbacks of Lieutenant Goodbody who has lower-class beginnings and education which make him a poor officer who commands one of the worst units of the army.
Genre: Comedy, War
Director(s): Richard Lester
Production: MGM Home Entertainment
Rotten Tomatoes:
109 min

Stripped naked under the tent brailings

like a snake, he is.

- Why?

- Why what?

We want to get on to gas.

It may save your life one day.

Why has the British army

always fought the wily Pathan?

He's just like you, a damn troublemaker.

What's your name?

How did you get into OCTU

not knowing your history?

God help your men.

They'll be torn apart by the wily Pathan.

See your dugouts.

Stand by your dugouts. Stand to. Dig in.

To beat the Hun, dig in then break

through with sword and lance. I think.

Do your best, eh? That's good...

- Body, sir. This is.

- That's very good, Body.

- It is rather wet inside, sir.

- I know it is.

That smell. That smell.

Light the little candle, eh?

This is where the war will be fought.

War of movement, my bum.

Sit down, Body.

Thank you, sir.

You're going to be an officer, young Body.

- I wonder if you know what that means.

- I think so, sir.

- What does it mean, Body?

- It means my mother will be pleased, sir.

I worry about your men, Body.

That's what being an officer means.

You know... I think you know

how England is fixed at the moment.

It's not a question of money, sir.

I'll serve for nothing.

Tell me about yourself...

What I hope I'm saying about England

is that we have no submachine guns,

no rimless cartridges, percussion

grenades, field artillery, no tanks much,

no anti-tanks ever,

no dive bombers, no bombs,

and we invented shrapnel.

Knew him well... His son.

I can't, I fear, I can't march properly

on my own as an officer in the public eye.

Isn't that sickening

when that happens to a chap?

Couldn't your drill instructor

do something?

A quick jab up the crutch.

With a broom?

"They're Coming."

"They're Coming" by EC Grapple MC VD.

And scar.

"They're Coming."

They're coming from the shires

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