21 October 2019 | Marlburian
Curious WWII history
I wondered about last night's episode. Earlier we had seen two Polish men escape from Danzig in September 1939. They make their was over snow-covered terrain and are reluctantly helped by civilians who are later shot by German soldiers. In last night's episode, they rather unwisely attack five Russian soldiers (killing one during his "natural break"), run away and come across a hapless German soldier, who they shoot. A short time later, the pair come across a British unit and join them - albeit briefly. (One Pole is killed, the other runs off his own.)
There are four or five other contemporaneous plots in the series (in Berlin, Paris, Belgium and England), and one features the Battle of Louvain in May 1940, so one may assume that the Poles' latest exploits took place around then. I know that British troops were in Norway around then, but Russians??? And the plot shows no evidence of the two Poles crossing by sea to Norway, and it's a heck of a long way by land.
Incidentally, would any sergeant be capable of being so sympathetic to an officer as wet as Lieutenant Chase? (But no doubt now he's been blooded he'll come good.)
That apart, I welcome Sean Bean acting against type and am more impressed by his scenes and those set in Warsaw than the others.