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Greetings Glider :)
Phoenix Started conversation Oct 10, 2000
Greetings and Welcome to H2G2!
I'm Phoenix, one of the ACEs here on H2G2.com. I saw that you were new here, so I thought I'd stop by and make sure you know we're glad you're here.
Don't Panic, we're all a likee self obsessed here in one way or another.
I never saw Secret Army, but your description of the trap door and system of tunnels brings to mind a show called Hogan's Heroes that I used to watch all the time, and still catch occasionally on late night TV.
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Glider Posted Oct 11, 2000
Cheers for the response & thanks for the tips. Nice to be here
Hogan - is he the huge viking looking wrestler?
Secret Army was a TV drama about the french resistance. It was followed a few years later by 'Allo 'Allo - a "comedy" about the French resistance. Such a progression, I feel, is a useful metaphor for the decline of British cultural life.
Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor Posted Oct 11, 2000
Just thought I'd welcome you too, on behalf of the Guardian Angels.
*waves to Pheonix*
I remember Secret Army.
And the tunnels.
My dad watched it religiously.
Those were the days, one black & white tv in the corner of the room.
Not all progress is bad, eh?
Welcome Glider, to the wonderful world of h2g2.
If we can be of any assistance, please don't hesitate to shout...
Phoenix Posted Oct 13, 2000
Hogan's Heroes was an old sitcom about a group of allied soldiers in a nazi prison camp. Under their barracks they had a tunnel system, with complete spy set up and tunnel out of the complex. The basis for the story was that they were posing as prisoners, but were actually stationed at the camp to spy on the germans. The germans never seriously suspected this, of course. Colonel Klink and Sergent Schultz were sort of gullable characters, and Hogan and his crew very rarely had problems fooling them.
*waves at Galaxy Babe*
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