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The misadventures of a ragtag group of elderly Home Guard local defense volunteers at the onset of WW2.
Arthur Lowe had a clause written into his contract which stated that he would never appear without his trousers on. This is why Sgt. Wilson is leading the platoon during the platoon's changeover march (when the platoon change from civvies to uniform via their long-johns) instead of Captain Mainwaring. (Incidentally, this is also the reason why Jones gets the grenade down the trousers in the U Boat crew episode - it was originally going to be Captain Mainwaring).
Cpt. George Mainwaring:
What's that supposed to be?
Pvt. Frank Pike: You said if we hadn't got anything else, tie a carving knife to a broomstick.
Cpt. George Mainwaring: I didn't mean that you were to leave the broom at the end of the handle you stupid boy.
The German reconnaissance plane is a Heinkel 111 and is seen from various different angles, but in a brief shot as the first crew member bales out, the plane has changed to a Junkers 88.