Foyle's War

Season 3 Episode 1

The French Drop

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Oct 24, 2004 on ITV

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  • Dirty Tricks

    As with every episode of Foyle's War, there is a true back story. This time, the Special Operations Executive (SOE) was the subject. Its main mission was espionage and sabotage behind enemy lines. In essence, dirty tricks. The SOE operated during WWII, being absorbed into MI6 (the British counterpart to the CIA) after the war.

    There were so many threads that seemed not to be related. February 1941. A man parachutes into Northern France. He hides his chute, looks at a map, walks a few feet and is killed when he walks into a mine field.
    Foyle's brother in law, who was trying to get Christopher a job in the war effort, was part of a meeting of military personnel. There was a fierce argument between Sir Giles Messinger and Lt. Col James Wintringham about funding, equipment and the need at all for the SOE. A man dealing in contraband was hit in the back of his head and sent to hospital in Hastings. The building across the street from his shop was blown up.
    Foyle and his team investigate, only to find a web a deception. It turns out that they are dealing with spies. There are assassination attempts and the revelation a cover up before Foyle pieces together the truth in the end.
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