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Character of the Month: 2nd Lt Jack Foley
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charlsie_esq From: charlsie_esq Date: June 30th, 2011 01:10 am (UTC) (Link Me)
Thanks so much for this! It saved my day!

I have the same "circle" scene memory.

The Spiers rescue is my favorite part of the mini series. They way they show the contradictions in character between Dike and Spiers, both in the same circumstances, two very different men with two incredibly different responses. It moved me.

I looked up Jack Foley as soon as I realized it was Jamie playing the part too. I remembered him as the one who accepts to follow orders on a suicide mission and that broke my heart the first time I watched it . . . until Spiers came in.

I'm considering taking the DVDs on the plane with my on my flight to England on Friday. I'll have 16 captive hours after all.
asta77 From: asta77 Date: June 30th, 2011 02:32 am (UTC) (Link Me)
Spiers was one of my favorite individuals in the series. Winters was more the classic hero, but Spiers, while certainly heroic and definitely a guy you want watching your back, was shown to have flaws.

One of the most wrentching scenes for me was when Spiers was sent to execute the German POWs, one of which was an American forced to return to Germany by his parents.
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