Originally Posted by OvStachel

HAHAHAHAHA!!!! That's classic!!! CONFIRMED!!

Still a great film, even if the actors are miles too old for the parts they're playing.

Great book too.

Thankfully my claim WAS confirmed. I'd have thrown the adjutant into the bloody crater in the middle of the airfield if he'd rejected it.

"A great deal of an aeroplane could be holed without affecting its ability to fly. Wings and fuselage could be—and often were—pierced in 50 places, missing the occupants by inches (blissfully unaware of how close it had come until they returned to base). Then the sailmaker would carefully cover each hole with a square inch of Irish linen frayed at the edges and with a brushful of dope make our aircraft 'serviceable' again within an hour."