500 of them stark-naked,
Yes, they weren't very nice, those spears.
Well, they say it's much worse now,
they haven't got the stomach for it.
There's not many has when
it comes to a spear.
Talk sense, man. All I say is, if
there is a war, which God forbid,
then you can say goodbye to England,
home and beauty,
because the young chaps
now, they can't fight.
Well, what about us?
the Duke of Glendon's Light Infantry, eh?
What about the Dogs?
But you said yourself
the Dogs aren't what they were.
It's all this education and machinery
and goin' to the pictures.
It's all right to have a good regiment
That's the point.
Where are they?
There you are. That ought
to warm 'em up a bit.
I tell you, Fred, things
are getting serious.
Do you know what time I got
home last night? Half past ten.
- Oh, well, that's something.
You know that fellow Westlake,
National Liberal, Bromwich East?
Do you know how long he went on last night?
Hour and 40 minutes solid.
I know. I know. You're dead right.
It's the third time this week.
I tell you, Fred,
We're going to have a war.
Right. Let 'em start one now.
Let 'em get on with it. Let us get home
early to our suppers for once in a change.
War? Not a chance of it, madam, not this year.
It's not in anybody's interests, is it, really?
- Passage for California?
- Yes. The end counter over there.
Payable to the Agency, sir.
Just "& Co". No "Limited"
- Are we likely to run into any sandstorms?
- No, madam.
The Italians haven't been very clever
about their publicity.
Libya's the only unspoiled playground
in the Mediterranean.
War, that's the trouble.
It may start at any moment.
We'd like to do lots of repairs,
but our hands are tied.
- If times were normal,
we'd be giving you a bath with a geyser
and new paint.
I don't want a geyser.
I want the guttering put right.
Drip, drip, drip! It drives you mad.
We can't all be thinking of ourselves
in times like these, Mrs Williams.
it won't bother you so much.
I've only had it six months,
I won't be able to get any spares. Foreign.
- You may not be able to get any petrol.
- Don't talk silly.
How am I going to get home?
- Won't be a moment.
You're in a bit of a hurry, aren't you?
- Oh, that again.
- I've got to be at the Drill Hall by half past.
Territorials! Look here, Jimmy boy,
I was in the last lot.
At the War Office.
Nearly ruined my health.
and if they hadn't told us to keep cool after
Munich, I wouldn't have put new pumps up,
With that knack of yours
and my good management,
why, there'll be a packet
in it for all of us.
Enough for you to buy
that place of your own.
And it's patriotic, too. Hello, Mrs Perry.
Hello, Mr Jackson. Coming, Jim?
- I can't go with my buttons like this.
- Buttons! Listen to him.
A man with your husband's brains
playing at soldiers.
It isn't as if he's got any rifles
or machine guns or any real things.
- But they have, haven't you?
The trouble is to get them all clean.
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